Blockchain Hearing to be Held in US Congress on 14.02

The hearing will be called "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology"
09 February 2018   124

Looks like U.S. Congressmen will have a date with a blockchain on Valentine's Day. This is reported by Coindesk.

Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology – for Oversight as well as Research and Technology – are holding a hearing, called "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology," on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. EST.

The list of those, who are going to visit Congress on a Valentine's Day:

  • Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart
  • Charles Romine, direcor at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Jerry Cuomo, IBM vice president of blockchain
  • Chris Jaikaran, Congressional Research Service analyst
  • Aaron Wright, associate clinical professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

At the moment, it is not clear enough if the hearing will be broadcast live.

The above-mentioned subcommittees regulate legislative and investigative actions into the science and technology fields. It is worth noting that the Subcommittee on Research and Technology has the power to allocate funds to developing projects. It is still not clear what's the goal of the hearing will be.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   231

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.