Economic Club Luncheon - Dr. Elad Granot, BlockLandName: Economic Club Luncheon - Dr. Elad Granot, BlockLandDate: July 22, 2019Time: 11:45 AM - 11:00 PM EDTEvent Description:
Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology based on cryptography and is used to store data and enable peer to peer exchanges of tokenized assets. One of its earliest and most known uses has been trading cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin.
Last year Cleveland businessman Bernie Moreno spearheaded an initiative called BlockLand to establish Northeast Ohio as a blockchain hub. The effort began with a small number of area leaders and experts, which became known as “Team Genesis”. Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of Ashland University’s College of Business and Economics, is known as a global expert on Blockchain, and was asked by Mr. Moreno to join Team Genesis and serve on the leadership of BlockLand. The collaborators from our area have been Braintree, our tech incubator, and of course Ashland University, and its Dauch College of Business and Economics.
Dr. Granot will explain blockchain technology, highlight what Northeast Ohio is going to take advantage of it, and showcase the role that Ashland University is playing.