Cornell Blockchain’s second annual conference, “Web3 Going Mainstream,” will be held on April 22 in New York City at the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. The one-day event will explore the ways in which the crypto industry is adapting to the exponential adoption of decentralized blockchain applications, as these technologies are poised to revolutionize how business and finance are conducted.

The conference agenda will cover four main areas — DeFi, NFTs, regulation and institutions — all of which have a large role to play in “Web3 Going Mainstream.” Keynote speakers will include leading industry professionals such as Ava Labs president John Wu, EY Global Blockchain chief technical officer Arwin Holmes, and head of NFTs at Joe Conyers. Platinum and gold sponsorship support is being provided by Ava Labs,, EY, Foundry, FTX, Intervest and Parcel, in addition to many other sponsors. At the first edition of the annual conference, held in 2019, Cornell Blockchain hosted over 250 attendees, with the lineup of speakers including Ava Labs founder and CEO Emin Gun Sirer, Consensys former chief strategy officer Sam Cassatt and Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman. Registration is open now. 


About Cornell Blockchain

Founded in 2017, Cornell Blockchain is a student organization at Cornell University focused on blockchain education and research. Cornell Blockchain has cultivated project teams that have conducted research on a Cyclic Arbitrage bot and NFTs, and has aided in research for the Web3 Foundation. Aside from hosting the annual conference and conducting research, the club teaches a for-credit undergraduate-level class titled “Intro to Blockchain,” with enrollment of over 110 students, and is looking to expand its educational offerings by adding a graded technical course. Additionally, Cornell University has an extensive history with the development of Web3, and in 2019 was named the number one global university for crypto education by Coinbase.