A new blockchain event is coming to Atlanta, Georgia.
On Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported on the upcoming “Atlanta Blockchain Week” event. The event begins on September 29th and concludes on October 7th — just over a full week.
The Atlanta Blockchain Week Website says:
The Atlanta Blockchain Week is a collective week of events with the collaboration of blockchain community organizations and startups.
A Trip to “Wacoinda.”
The event will revolve around a central “Tech Village,” in and will incorporate a number of outlooks and disciplines. The AJC describes the upcoming scene:
Base camp is the Tech Village, but events also take place at other venues around town. For instance, “Welcome to Wacoinda: Love, Collaboration and Blockchain” will be in Grant Park, “Women of Blockchain” will be at Ponce City Market and a blockchain class that includes $20 of bitcoin will be held at Monarch Tower on Peachtree Road. There will also be a cryptocurrencies developers class, but that location is to-be-determined.
Crypto’s Home in the Southeast
In August, Medium contributor Stacey Schneider noted Atlanta’s tech-oriented atmosphere of recent years. Schneider also remains optimistic that Atlanta has the potential to become a hub for blockchain tech:
One thing I am learning is that Atlanta is a hotspot for this new technology frontier. It makes sense when you remember Atlanta has been a payments hub for years with giants like First Data, Equifax, NCR, Worldpay, FIS and Global Payments.
The Atlanta Blockchain Week itself will commence with the dApp Atlanta Summit. The gathering is a networking event that brings executives, leaders, and other influential figures together constituting the Southeastern United State’s most notable blockchain event networks:
DappAtlanta is a Summit and exhibition connecting over hundreds of industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors. Based on unrivaled content and exceptional networking opportunities, dAppAtlanta is part of the largest dedicated Blockchain Event Series in the SouthEast.
A copy of the Atlanta Blockchain Week schedule of events can be found here. Atlanta Blockchain Week includes events like the Hacktoberfest Kickoff, as well as the aforementioned dApp Atlanta Summit.
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