DC Blockchain Summit Adds Speakers From IBM, The FTC And Congress

DC Blockchain Summit Adds Speakers From IBM, The FTC And Congress

By Ian Demartino - min read
Updated 22 May 2020

The DC Blockchain Summit is taking place at George Town University on March 3rd. Today, the Chamber of Digital Commerce has announced three new speakers. The late additions join a list that already includes speakers from Microsoft, American Express, The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Booz Allen Hamilton, NASDAQ, Capital One and more.

The new speakers include the senior vice president and director of IBM research Arvind Krishna, FTC attorney Helen Wong (who gave a TEDx talk called “The Future of Money” last year) and U.S. Congressman and member of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. David Schweikert. According to the Chamber of Digital Commerce, this is the first time someone from that committee will publicly speak about Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies.

Registration is currently open for the event, with early bird VIP tickets going for $99. There are also significant discounts for Students and government employees for those who can take advantage of them.

The event is a rare one for Washington D.C. which hasn’t seen a bitcoin event of this magnitude since the Bitcoin in the Beltway conference in 2014. The Chamber of Digital Commerce has done a commendable job of holding small events in the meantime, but the DC Blockchain Summit goes far beyond anything they have done to date in pure size.

In addition to the aforementioned newly announced speakers, there is an impressive list of speakers already scheduled to attend. Author and business consultant Don Tapscott will give the keynote speech. Other speakers include Brian Kelly from CNBC, C. Alden Pelker from the FBI, Jason Weinstein from Steptoe and the DOJ, among others. The industry will be well represented, with Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, Circle’s John Beccia, Coin Center’s Jerry Brito and Core Developer Jeff Garzik all scheduled to speak. You can find the full list of speakers here.

We will be covering the DC Blockchain Summit from the event floor, and plan to have the most comprehensive coverage of the event on the web.

[Photo Credit: Patrick Morrissey]