Smart Contract Symposium to Convene in Times Square as “Completely New U.S. Government” Looms

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The inaugural Smart Contract Symposium convenes December 5 in Times Square, not far ahead of the seating of the 45th President of the United States and thousands of new appointees, most of whom are untutored in blockchain technology, digital currencies and related innovations.

The Symposium, presented by the Smart Contract Alliance of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, is continuing to take advance registrations for the event, hosted at Microsoft’s Technology Center in the heart of New York City.

Uncertainty regarding what the next administration brings to the industry adds to the timeliness of next week’s unprecedented gathering, which is expected to draw 250 attendees, said Perianne Boring, the Chamber’s Founder and President.

Building a shared understanding among the industry and policy communities about the potential benefits and current realities of smart contracts is crucial, no matter who’s in charge, she said in an interview withBitcoin Magazine.

Boring explained that while advance registration remains open, the event is likely to sell out soon. Organizers of the boutique-scale event in the relatively compact Microsoft facility have placed a premium on ensuring ample opportunities to explore and discuss use cases for smart contract adoption, and to exchange ideas among attendees from financial

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