The Chamber of Digital Commerce today announced that the first D.C. Blockchain Summit will take place March 3, 2016 at Georgetown University.

The event will bring together government employees, nonprofit representatives, students, and blockchain experts a chance to explore opportunities and challenges surrounding blockchain technology in the nation’s capital.

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The Digital Chamber is the Washington, D.C. ­based trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and currencies. The Digital Chamber provides authoritative information to policy makers on digital assets and currencies.

Headlining the conference with a keynote address will be Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on the economic and social impact of technology.

Tapscott will discuss the new generation of digital interaction emerging based on blockchain technology. His keynote will explain how blockchain tech enables secure and direct communication of value and money without a central bank or other intermediary to authenticate the parties or settle each transaction.

Additional speakers will include John Beccia (Circle), Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), Marley Gray (Microsoft), Brian Kelly (CNBC), C. Alden Pelker (FBI), Matthew Roszak (Tally Capital), and Jason Weinstein (Steptoe & Johnson, DOJ).

Presentations and discussions will explore how blockchain tech and distributed ledgers hold the key to solving many economic problems and help create the conditions for a more prosperous world.

"We are bringing together key thought leaders from industry, technology and government in order to create a unique and focused dialogue on blockchain public policy and industry standards,” said Perianne Boring, President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Registration is now open for the D.C. Blockchain Summit, with special rates available for government employees and members of nonprofit organizations.

The first 100 individuals to register for the Summit will receive a copy of Don Tapscott’s new book, “The Blockchain Revolution: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World.”

For more information and to register for the conference, visit the website.