Update: Blockchain Seattle 2018 has just announced a partnership with FlowPlay, a Seattle-based games developer and publisher, as a Silver Sponsor. “Just as Seattle established itself as a games industry hub over the last two decades, today the region is emerging as a central location for the growth and innovation of blockchain technology. Blockchain Seattle 2018 will give us an opportunity to collaborate at the intersection of both as we explore the potential for blockchain to evolve all aspects of the games ecosystem and beyond,” said Derrick Morton, Co-Founder and CEO of FlowPlay. “We look forward to participating alongside our partners at Alto.io and Dragonchain in what should be one of the most insightful blockchain conference in the Seattle area this year.”
Plenty of buzz is accumulating for the upcoming Blockchain Seattle 2018, the premier event showcasing all that the Pacific Northwest offers to the blockchain ecosystem. According to the organizer’s site, the Blockchain Seattle Community began in 2016 as a meetup with the objective of educating and connecting the blockchain community. Today, the community boasts 2,000 members as regularly holds events showcasing influencers, blockchain companies, and promising use-cases.
For this year’s event, Blockchain Seattle will be partnering with Dragonchain and Dragonscale to make the conference a truly memorable experience. While speaking of the partnership, Chris Jones, President of Dragonscale said in an interview with Benjamin Pirus, “We want to reach those who I call the “blockcurious” – engineers, product managers, CIOs, and CTOs inside enterprises who are beginning to explore blockchain for their businesses and want to learn more. Reaching that consumer is where I spend a lot of my time.”
Jones and Blockchain Seattle are committed to the Pacific Northwest. “[W]e’re not a traveling show. This conference was designed specifically around what’s important in this region, and the speakers and companies plan to enhance the innovations taking place here. You’ll never see us trying to replicate this elsewhere.”
Growing a Community
This commitment to the region is apparent in what they are hoping to accomplish with this event. A press release for the event invites people who are currently involved in the industry to show off their technology. “Blockchain Seattle won’t concern itself with blockchain hype and speculation; instead, it will focus on real use cases and the strategy guiding those use cases,” the release says to potential participants.
Jones explains that this event has some tricks up its sleeve, “We’ll definitely add some twists and look to increase opportunities for engagement among the attendees that you haven’t seen at most other events. We’re also trying to pay attention to the small details to ensure that the experience for attendees is something they leave feeling good about.”
The even boasts a roster of over 100 speakers over the course of the event. Chris Jones will join with the likes of Joe Roets (Architect, Founder, CEO at Dragonchain), Peter Vessenes (Chairman & Co-Founder at New Alchemy), Matthew Roszak (Co-Founder, Bloq and Founding Partner, Tally Capital), along with BlockTelegraph’s own Executive Editor, Jordan French to discuss a myriad of topics impacting the industry.