-- Week of April 22 to celebrate and promote blockchain innovation in
City of Toronto --
TORONTO, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed the week of April 22nd Toronto Blockchain Week, celebrating and promoting blockchain innovation in the City of Toronto.
From April 22 – 28th, Toronto will welcome thousands of the world's leading thinkers, builders, practitioners, investors, and researchers in blockchain. Together, Toronto's leading companies will host a series of conferences, award shows, hackathons, seminars and more. The week will culminate in the inaugural Blockchain Revolution Global, the world's largest blockchain conference targeted at enterprise transformations, where Mayor John Tory is scheduled to offer welcoming remarks, alongside Ontario Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli.
"Toronto has become a globally recognized hub for blockchain technology," says Toronto Blockchain Week co-founder, Addison Cameron-Huff. "Toronto Blockchain Week is a celebration for our startups, enterprises, professional firms, and research networks. Blockchain Revolution Global is the anchor conference for the week that will showcase the transformative potential of blockchain technology."
“We have worked relentlessly to build Toronto up as an attractive place for innovators and entrepreneurs by supporting an innovation-friendly business environment and livable communities,” said Mayor John Tory. “Supporting Toronto Blockchain Week is an extension of that work, and a sign of our city’s commitment to supporting tech and innovation.”
In 2017, the City of Toronto became a founding member of the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), an independent think tank studying enterprise blockchain applications for business and government.
"With the City's support, we're working to make Toronto the global hub for blockchain innovation," said Don Tapscott, co-founder and executive chairman of the BRI. "Toronto Blockchain Week will accelerate that work, creating a more enmeshed network of innovators, investors, and enterprise leaders."
About Toronto Blockchain Week
Toronto Blockchain Week is an initiative by Blockchain Week Inc., a Canadian company founded by members of the Toronto blockchain community who saw a need to bring together the incredibly diverse group of startups, universities, enterprises, enthusiasts, and research networks like BRI. In the spirit of blockchain technology, Toronto Blockchain Week is an open event that is expected to feature approximately 40 events across the city. More information is available online.
About Blockchain Revolution Global
Unlike other events on blockchain, BRG focuses on blockchain's transformation of large enterprise and government. It will showcase inspiring talks, provocative and thoughtful sessions and brain dates featuring a roster of global CEOs, practitioners and BRI researchers, hosted by Don Tapscott. Unique in design, a 360 degree stage will create the most integrated and collaborative experience between brands and leaders from 20+ industries, discussing vertical and horizontal transformations for the global enterprise and government blockchain community. The full schedule of speakers and more details on the event may be found online.
SOURCE Blockchain Revolution Global
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