Blockchain in Chicago – Winter Gala: December 8th, 2017

chicago illinoisOn December 8th, 2017, the first Blockchain in Chicago event took place along Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL, USA. Hosted by big organizations and projects in Chicago aiming to progress adoption and education about the technology, it was a big success!

Some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago, and some from abroad as well, joined together to discuss blockchain technology, the value of cryptocurrencies, and innovations in the space. They showed off applications of the technology, and spoke about future possibilities.

The event was hosted by Lexy Prodromos of the Chicago Blockchain Center, along with assistance from Disruption Joe, who runs Chicago Blockchain Project (check out a meetup he hosted here). Blockchain WTF was there to film the event, and the keynote speaker was Blockchain WTF’s founder Taylor Gerring (also co-founder of Ethereum and a blockchain expert who’s spoken all over the world). The event also featured the coolest entrepreneurs building on blockchain.

Some of the talks included Molecular Future, Urban Array, Pinkcoin, CKGSB, Ethventures, CollinStar Capital, and more!

So are you curious how this technology is going to do to change the world? Check out the videos from the event below!
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Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Taylor Gerring Part 1

The blockchain community is growing & on 12/8 the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago gathered to show you the technology behind the recent rapid gain in crypto.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Jeremy Cogan Part 2

This video features Jeremy Cogan of Blockchain.WTF, a media and production company focused on educating everyone on blockchain technology. He spoke at Blockchain in Chicago about our mission to educate.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Danny Johnson on Pinkcoin Part 3

In this video, Danny Johnson of PinkCoin – a digital currency looking to change the non-profit sector – delivers a lightning talk at the Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala. This is Part 3 in a series of 4 installments from this event!

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Marquis Davis on Urban Array Part 4

In Part 4 of our videos from Blockchain in Chicago’s Winter Gala event, Marquis Davis – the founder of Urban Array – discusses his project, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies!

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Aleks Veloski on Ethventures Part 5

Aleks Velkoski of Ethventures, experts on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, talks at Blockchain in Chicago’s Winter Gala event. Ethventures fund investments, applied R&D, and education. They’ve increased focus on distributed ledger applications at the intersection of AI & Machine Learning.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Hyperlending Part 6

The Chicago blockchain community gathered on December 8th, 2017 to hear some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago. This video is on HyperLending, a platform that allows holders of digital assets to leverage their holdings as collateral for cash loans.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Dr. Huining Cao of CKGSB Part 7

This video features Dr. Huining Cao of CKGSB. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is a private, non-profit educational institution. They have been leading the way in their research of the blockchain. Check out this video to see how they are educating their students on blockchain technology!

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – The Gala Panel Part 8

Moderated by Hannah Rosenberg, this panel features Joe Renz of NewMobility, Chang Wan Han of Purdue University, and Heather Sullivan of Marquette University. The topics include blockchain applications, the Internet of things, and educating university level students on blockchain technology.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Molecular Future Part 9

Molecular Future is an innovative financial investment service company registered in the a one-stop digital asset investment service platform jointly funded by Molecular Group, HBCC, XBTING Fund, HCASH Foundation and Collistar Capital. They advise on blockchain investments and related products.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – CollinStar Capital Part 10

CollinStar is an asset management company specializing in blockchain infrastructure, digital currency investment and relevant consulting services. Collinstar Capital aims to provide high quality financial services to corporate clients, high net worth individuals and individual investors.