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First Blockchain Conference in the State of Virginia Kicks off at Virginia Commonwealth University

August 17th, 2018 at 4:51 pm UTC · 2 min read

This October, things are about to take flight in the capital city of Richmond when Block 9 Conference 2018 kicks off. This inaugural event will bring together blockchain experts from all over North America to share their knowledge within the industry to the hundreds of expected attendees to this quaint little city.

While blockchain is still in its infancy, it still possess the greatest opportunity for growth and development for entrepreneurs and business leaders with foresight into it’s potential. Phu Nguyen, CEO of Omega ICO has missed out on the dot com era and was not going to miss this next tech boom.

He quickly got Virginia Commonwealth University’s Engineering department involved to launch this event. Knowing the deficiencies in the talent pool for blockchain coders, hosting the event at the University was the perfect storm to awaken the young and talented minds.

The first annual Block 9 Conference taking place on October 20th is focused on exploring the technical limits of this revolutionary technology. Clearing up all the misconceptions through education and providing real world applications of the technology.

Topics such as “Blockchain for Social Impact”, and “Women in blockchain” will give the audience a look into opportunities that have been explored and where the tech can continue to develop as a means for improving to our ever changing lives.

Can Virginia become the next blockchain hub? In Loudoun county is currently the cloud hub of the world with over 70% of all traffic flowing through the northern Virginia county. Over the span of 10 million square feet in 70 enormous buildings the county tops the chart as having the largest concentration of data center in the world.

Towards the south in Virginia Beach, Virginia, lies the 4,100 mile long, 160-terabits-per-second transatlantic cable connecting America to Europe.

All the infrastructure and economic growth happening has paved the way for Virginia to become the next blockchain powerhouse. Block 9 is the beginning of a movement towards the mass adoption of this disruptive technology in Virginia.

Whether you’re a blockchain expert of novice, this will be the perfect opportunity to network or launch your project. Come meet your next investor, developer, or community leader at Block 9 Conference 2018.