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October 18, 2017
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University on Thursday, Nov. 9, will host the state's first conference devoted to exploring applications of blockchain, a nascent technology predicted to revolutionize the way data is recorded and shared across industries.
The Milwaukee Blockchain Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Open to the public, the conference is $35 per person; registration is required and available online.
Speakers will include:
Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on the potential impact of blockchain. The panel, moderated by Dr. David Krause, director of Marquette's Applied Investment Management program, will include:
Blockchain, sometimes referred to as distributed ledger technology, or DLT, is the technical undergirding of the anonymous cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Conceived in 2009, the technology is now being harnessed by startups and Fortune 500 companies alike to solve problems related to trust and information security. Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt many industries, from finance to supply chain management, law, accounting and more, by enabling the sharing of immutable contracts and records via trustless, transparent systems that remove intermediaries.
The Milwaukee Blockchain Conference, co-hosted by Marquette's College of Business Administration and Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, is an event of Startup Milwaukee Week.