By CMU Summit and Alpha Startups

Carnegie Mellon is known for its advances in Computer Science. Blockchain, at its core, is a computer science architecture: an immutable, unhackable distributed database of digital assets.

However, it is not just a distributed database: it moves money; it stores money; it lends money; it trades money; it attests to money; it accounts for money; it formalizes trust and consensus with mathematics and smart contracts; it protects copyrights and patents with fast identity authentication; it connects to big data to build statistical models to monitor transaction behaviors; its potential applications are endless and potent.

Therefore, the question is simple: How should we act in the Age of Blockchain? 



Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm on April 13th, 2018 
Location: Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
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Panel Subtopics

  • Consensus Protocols
  • Privacy and Secruity
  • Crytography
  • Algorithmic Bot of Cryptocurrency
  • Computing and Mining
  • Angel Investment in Blockchain
  • ICO Startups
  • NLP and Machine Learning with Blockchain
  • Blockchain 3.0

Guest Speakers


Robert Mao

  • Founder and CEO of ArcBlock, Inc.

Nicolas Christin

  • Research Prof. CMU SCS, Engineering and Public Policy


Aaron Li

  • Founder at

Michael Yuan

  • Chief Scientist and Co-founder of CyberMiles

Yao Meng

  • CEO at Trade Terminal
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Tian Xia

  • Founder of Crypto Matrix
  • Chief Investment Officer at Crypto Matrix

Alex Jiang

  • Founding Partner at Alpha Startups

Richard Xu

  • Founding Partner at Alpha Startups

Lenore Blum

  • Faculty co-director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Founding Director Project Olympus
  • Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Vipul Goyal

  • Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon

Qi Zhou

  • Founder, Quarkchain