Sold Out Cryptoeconomics and Security Conference at UC Berkeley Discusses Economic Impact of Cryptocurrency October 2-3, 2017

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Blockchain at Berkeley Presents CESC, the World's First Conference on Cryptoeconomics (Economics of Cryptocurrency Such as Bitcoin and Etherium.)

The economic and security aspects of the blockchain and cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum will be explored in depth at the first academic blockchain conference, CESC, the Cryptoeconomics Security Conference, October 2-3, 2017, in the Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley, Berkeley California.

The event sold out two weeks in advance, but a few seats are reserved for qualified press, bloggers, influencers and analysts. Please reserve in advance by contacting:

Academics, researchers, investors and technologists are invited to learn from the world's leading researchers and authorities how the blockchain will transform economies -- and create massive economic disruption and opportunities, in Silicon Valley and worldwide.

CESC is the first academic cryptoeconomics conference, discussing the protocols that will be necessary for the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in the new decentralized digital economy.

“What most consumers and even financial experts often don’t yet understand, or overlook, is that the bigger economic opportunity isn't in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency-- it's in the blockchain,” says Program Director Gopinath Sivalingam.

“The blockchain is creating massive disruption and opportunity for the Internet, and is indeed the backbone of the Web 3.0. It enables faster, secure, encrypted, instantaneous global transactions of the massive volumes of data required for Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality and other next level technologies,” he adds.

“The blockchain replaces centralized data owned and stored by corporations with decentralized data owned and stored by users. By putting users in control of their data, transactions are not only faster and more more secure, but a whole host of disruptive new startups and applications become possible.”

Token economy is dramatically shifting how startups are funded. So far, over $2 billion has been raised with ICOs (initial coin offerings), surpassing venture capital (VC)-funded startup projects.

Speakers are from universities and blockchain research teams worldwide and include:

Leemon Baird, CTO, Swirlds, Inc.
Joshua Boehm, Associate Attorney, Perkins Cole, LLP
Balaji S. Srinivasan, Andressen Horowitz, CEO, 21 Inc.
Benedikt Bunz, Phd Computer Security, Stanford
Alessandro Chiesa, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, inventor of Zerocash
Vlad Zamfir, Research Lead, Ethereum
Sinclair Davidson, Sr. Research Fellow, Institute of Public Affairs
Jordan Earls, Co-founder, Qtum
Karl Floersch,Consensys and Casper Development, Ethereum Foundation
Neil Gandal, Professor of Economics, Tel Aviv University
Rosario Gennaro, Research Director, CCNY
Steven Goldfeder, Princeton University
Philipp Jovanovic, cryptographer at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Shahan Khatchadourian, Block Chain R&D, Consensys
Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias, PhD researcher, EPFL
Jae Kwon, CEO, Tendermint/Cosmos
Yoad Lewenberg, PhD student, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shin'ichiro Matsuo, co-founder BSafe network, Keio University
Patrick McCorry, Research Associate, University College, London
Dmitry Meshkov, Scorex Project, Founder, ERGO, researcher IOHK
Silvio Micali, Professor, MIT, recipient of Turing award
Andrew Miller Advisor, Zcash, Associate Director, IC3 at Cornell University
Tal Moran, Faculty Member, interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Rafael Pass, Associate Prof., Cornell University
Georgios Piliouras, Assistant Prof., Singapore University of Technology and Design
Joseph Poon, Principal Author, OmiseGo
Ratul Saha, Phd Student, HUS Singapore
Dawn Song, EECS Professor, UC Berkeley
Jason Teutsch, Founder, TrueBit
Angela Walch, Centre for Blockchain Technologies, University College London
Ren Zhang, COSIC Research Group, KU Leuven, Belgium
Ryan Zurrer, Venture Partner, Polychain Capital


ZeroCash, Bloq, COSMOS, QTUM, NUCypher, Bitmain, and iBuildApp Network, Brave New Coin, Coindesk, Cointelegraph, Forbes.


CESC, Cryptoeconomics Security Conference 2017, is produced in collaboration with Blockchain at Berkeley, a student-run organization at UC Berkeley dedicated to serving the Berkeley and greater East Bay crypto and blockchain communities. Our members include Berkeley students, alumni, community members, and blockchain enthusiasts from all educational and industrial backgrounds. Learn more: or follow on Twitter at @cesc with the hashtag #cesc2017.

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