Boston BlockchainFest Conference

Hong Wan with other participants and Dadi Xing
Dr. Hong Wan (center), with other participants and Purdue Blockchain co-founder Dadi Xing (r)

Members of the Purdue Blockchain Lab attended a BlockchainFest Conference in Boston on April 15.

Hong Wan, associate professor of industrial engineering and Director of the Purdue Blockchain Lab, participated in a panel discussion with two other blockchain specialists on “How Blockchain has Facilitated Firms in the Industry”. They discussed how blockchain affects not only the banking industry, but also Internet identity, DNS, education, and academia, among other fields.

Conference topics also included blockchain application and adaption, cryptocurrencies, a developers’ guide, data science applications, and distributed machine learning.

Wan with the BlockchainFest panel discussion
Wan (center) joins the BlockchainFest panel discussion

Purdue Blockchain Lab co-founder Dadi Xing, co-director (by courtesy), also attended.

The goal of the Boston BlockchainFest Conference was to create a blockchain developer community to connect blockchain enthusiasts. It included a morning gathering and an afternoon training workshop. All of the events demonstrated cutting-edge technology and featured a variety of blockchain experts discussing topics such as industry trends, real world applications, open source software, and solution-based case studies. The BlockchainFest is part of the International Data Engineering And Science

Xing, Wan and other faculty
Xing (1st on l), Wan (4th from r) and other faculty