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IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research Arvind Krishna to Keynote DC Blockchain Summit

WASHINGTON, DC — (Marketwired) — 02/17/16 — The Chamber of Digital Commerce announces Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, as a keynote speaker at the Chamber of Digital Commerce–s DC Blockchain Summit at Georgetown University on March 3, 2016.

“Blockchain technology is re-imagining the way we transfer, store, and secure assets, including currencies, commodities, property, and identity,” said Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “We–re honored to welcome IBM to the DC Blockchain Summit to share their perspective on this groundbreaking technology with Washington, DC.”

Krishna oversees IBM–s Blockchain initiatives, which includes the recent proposal of nearly 44,000 lines of code to the Linux Foundation–s Hyperledger Project. IBM Blockchain code is designed to help developers easily build secure distributed ledgers that can be used to exchange most anything of value. IBM recently announced new for developers, new garages in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London that will focus on blockchain and a range of added consulting services to rapidly advance the use of distributed ledger technology across multiple industries.

In addition, Krishna helps guide IBM Research–s overall technical strategy, oversees a global organization of approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists located at 12 labs on six continents. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

The DC Blockchain Summit will also feature CEO of Digital Assets Holdings, , as a keynote speaker. Additional speakers include: , Best Selling Author; , Global Head of Blockchain, Norton Rose Fulbright; , Founding Partner, Tally Capital; , FBI; (R-AZ); , Core Developer and Co-Founder, Bloq; , CEO, Chain; and many more.

The DC Blockchain Summit is open to the DC community, technologists, students, and all those interested in blockchain technology.

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The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the Washington, DC-based trade association representing the digital asset industry. Our mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and related technologies. For more information, please visit:

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