MSST Information Session | Technological Leadership Institute

Date: November 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Discovery Nexus-2nd Floor 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming Events

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  • Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain, Cryptos, Smart Contracts, Oh My!

    November 15, 2018

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    When Thomas Edison created his Direct Current system, he wasn’t the first person to experiment with electric currents. But what Edison did is take those pieces and assemble them into a complete system that could be commercialized. Similarly, the pioneers of Bitcoin took concepts that have been around for decades—cryptography, game theory, digital cash—to create the first coherent blockchain system. To help us understand how the blockchain innovations sparked by the Bitcoin protocol are upending industries as far ranging as music, energy and insurance, Dr. Benjamin Cole of Fordham University will be joining us for TLI’s Technically Speaking Series on November 15, 2018. Consider Dr. Cole’s session your primer on the path of blockchain to date and where the technology is headed.

    Event Schedule:
    5:30 p.m.: Registration
    6:00 p.m.: Program begins - includes table group discussions
    7:00 p.m.: Large group Q&A with the guest speaker
    7:15 p.m.: Networking
    7:30 p.m.: Program concludes