Recap of the Inaugural Blockland Solutions Conference

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Kiwi Creative | Full Article Day 3 of the sold-out conference kicked off with some big names: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; Congressman Warren Davidson; blockchain superstar Nick Szabo; Beth MooneyChairman and CEO, KeyCorp; and John Donovan, CEO, AT&T Communications. Congressman Warren Davidson related blockchain to a balance sheet; unlike a balance sheet, however, blockchain and cryptocurrency don’t fit perfectly into a “debit” or “credit” column. It’s in a sense it’s own asset category—not quite a debt, not quite equity. Read More
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Blockchain Can Secure Online Identities In Wake of Major Data Breaches, says Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin

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Cleveland.com | Full Article Lubin was the first keynote speaker at the sold-out Blockland Solutions conference held this weekend at Cleveland’s convention center. He co-founded Ethereum, a blockchain-based computing platform and operating system, and then started ConsenSys, a group of companies using the system. Blockchain, a technology in its early stages, is a online distributed ledger system. Though its most widely-known use is as the underpinnings of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, it can also be used to securely store information such as supply chain functions or medical data. Lubin mainly spoke about the applications of Ethereum and blockchain technology, including online transactions. Read More
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Blockland Conference Aims to Position Cleveland as a Blockchain Leader

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Crains | Full Article Moreno has gathered a "governing body" that includes more than 20 prominent Clevelanders to guide the development of this effort, and most are participating in the conference. They come from the region's businesses, law firms and nonprofits, including Case Western Reserve University, Destination Cleveland and JumpStart Inc. A key part of the plan to create a blockchain hub in Cleveland is a $150 million Blockland Cleveland incubator, a privately financed business Moreno has said he will build to be a place where would-be blockchain entrepreneurs could come to develop new businesses, making Cleveland an international center for the blockchain technology. Read More
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