Smart Contracts Symposium Draws Financial Services and Blockchain Leaders to Inaugural Event


Smart Contracts – New York – The Smart Contracts Symposium, the industry’s first event fully dedicated to smart contract technologies, is being held on December 5, 2016 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square, New York. Presented by the Smart Contracts Alliance, an industry initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce to promote the understanding and acceptance of blockchain and smart contract technologies.

The Smart Contracts Symposium will bring together more than 250 of the world’s leading financial institutions, legal experts, blockchain technologists and innovators to explore and discuss the adoption of smart contract technologies; as well as a series of exclusive industry announcements and product launches.

Notably, the Smart Contracts Symposium will feature the exclusive debut of Ivy, Chain’s new language for smart contracts. Chain recently released Chain Core Developer Edition, a free and open-source version of its enterprise blockchain platform. Ivy, a domain-specific language designed to write smart contracts for that platform, will be presented to the public for the first time at the Smart Contracts Symposium.

The Smart Contracts Symposium will also feature an exclusive announcement by Microsoft. Attendees will be the first to learn about a new Microsoft project at the cross section of their enterprise initiatives and technology that aligns with their worldwide humanitarian mission.

“Microsoft is honored to host the world’s first Smart Contracts Symposium. Blockchain and smart contracts will transform the next decade of automation and operational efficiency as much or more than the Internet transformed business operations the prior 20 years,” said Yorke Rhodes, Blockchain & Identity Strategist at Microsoft.

Attendees will also be the first to receive access to the Smart Contracts Alliance’s new whitepaper. The whitepaper will feature use case studies on a range of topics, including accounting, real estate, insurance, trade and finance, healthcare and more – from leading companies and innovators in their respective industries.

“Our members have come together to help shape the way smart contracts are understood, developed and adopted,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “Attendees will have exclusive access to news and innovations from industry leaders, the opportunity to discuss real world use cases, and network with potential partners and clients.”

The title sponsor of the event is Deloitte, one of the world’s leading professional service firms. Event sponsors also include Bloq, Chain, IBM, Microsoft, Perkins Coie and Symbiont.

Smart contracts pioneer Nick Szabo is keynoting the event, with featured speakers from Smart Contracts Alliance co-chairs Norton Rose Fulbright and Symbiont; as well as Bloq, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Chain, ConsenSys, Deloitte, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, IBM, Microsoft and Perkins Coie.

About the Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s leading trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Chamber is the founder of the Smart Contracts Alliance, the Blockchain Alliance, the Global Blockchain Forum and many other key industry initiatives. For more information, please visit DigitalChamber.org or follow us on Twitter: @ChamberDigital

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