Hundreds attend Penn’s first-ever Blockchain conference


The inaugural Penn Blockchain conference involved speakers at the forefront of blockchain’s development and more than 300 attendees.

The conference held in Huntsman Hall examined how blockchain could impact society through decentralization across a variety of industries, from economic development, to entrepreneurship, to the fundamental ideas of money and trust.

Dean of the Wharton School Geoffrey Garrett, who gave a keynote speech to open the conference, describes blockchain as “an alternative way to do money.”

“The notion of a decentralized, verifiable, and encrypted ledger shared by everybody is a really enticing one,” Garrett said.

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