Cornell’s Blockchain 2nd annual conference, referred to as “Web3 Going Mainstream”, is taking place today, April 22nd 2022, in New York City at their Campus on Roosevelt Island. It is a one-day event that will look at the ways the evolving crypto industry is adapting to the exponential growth of decentralized blockchain applications. These apps are expected to change the way finance and businesses are conducted.
Cornell’s Web3 Going Mainstream Conference: The Agenda
The agenda for the conference will be in four main areas, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), DeFi, Institutions, and regulations. The main speakers will include industry professionals, including:
- Joe Conyers, the head of NFTs at Crypto.com.
- John Wu, the president of Ava Labs.
- Arwin Holmes, the EY Global Blockchain’s Chief Technical Officer.
Gold and platinum sponsorship support for the conference is coming from FTX, Intervest, Parcel, Crypto.com, Ava Labs, and EY.
During the first Annual Conference, which was held in 2019, there were 250 attendees. Speakers in this meeting included Emin Gun Sirer (the Avas Lab founder and CEO), Sam Cassat (former chief strategy officer at Consensys), and Kathleen Breitman (Tezos co-founder).
Spotlight on Cornell Blockchain
The Cornell Blockchain was founded in 2017 as a student organization focusing on blockchain research and education. Now, it has cultivated project teams that have handled research on different areas in blockchain technology, including NFTs, Cyclic Arbitrage bot, and further supported Web3 Foundation.
Apart from hosting the annual conference and research, Cornell Blockchain is teaching a for-credit undergraduate level class referred to as “introduction to Blockchain.” Now, the college is looking forward to offering the graded technical course.
Cornell has a good history in the development of Web3. In 2019, Coinbase named Cornell the best university for crypto education.