IC3 faculty, students and industry members gather twice per year to discuss the major technical challenges and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
The events were conducted in Cornell Tech’s new campus on Roosevelt Island, just recently opening its doors in August 2017.
Oct 6 was open to the public, part of a series of inaugural Cornell Tech events to educate the public.
Oct 5 was for IC3 members only. Note: IC3 offers two levels of membership: Sponsor Member fees are $450k per year. Regular members fees are $150k per year.
|Thursday October 5 - Fall Retreat|
|Breakfast||9:00 – 9:30 a.m.|
|Session 1: Blockchains in Action (BIA) -- Demo-driven presentations||Isaac Sheff, Kai Mast, Phil Daian, Fan Zhang, Andrew Miller||9:30 – 10:50 a.m.|
|Session 2: Lightning talks (LT) -- 5-minute presentations by IC3 students||Isaac Sheff, Sergi Delgado Segura, Ethan Cecchetti, Pat McCorry, Soumya Basu, Robbert van Renesse||10:50 – 11:30 a.m.|
|Lunch and Networking Session||11:30 – 1:00 p.m.|
|Session 3: IC3 Industry Members Perspectives - What should researchers be working on?||Dan Middleton (Intel), Hadley Stern (Fidelity), Shaul Kfir (Digital Asset) Nik Gupta (IBM), Patrick Nielsen (JP Morgan), Michael DiPetrillo (VMware), Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft)||1:00 – 2:45 p.m.|
|Break and Networking||2:45 – 3:30 p.m.|
|Session 4: On the horizon (OTH)--Research-driven presentations||Iddo Bentov, Ian Miers, Elaine Shi, Ittay Eyal, Raymond Cheng, Dawn Song||3:30 - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday October 6 - Blockchains Workshop|
|Introduction||Dan Huttenlocher (Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech)||9:00 – 9:15 a.m.|
|Introduction to the Program||Ari Juels (Jacobs, Cornell Tech)||9:15 – 9:30 a.m.|
|Session 1: The Basics||(Chair: by Ittay Eyal)|
|What Exactly Is a Blockchain Anyway?||Andrew Miller (UIUC)||9:25 - 9:50 a.m.|
|What Are Smart Contracts?||Ari Juels (Jacobs, Cornell Tech)||9:50 - 10:15 a.m.|
|What Can and Can't Blockchains Do?||Emin Gün Sirer (Cornell)||10:15 - 10:40 a.m.|
|Session 2: Business and Legal Frontiers||(Chair: Emin Gün Sirer)|
|Initial Coin Offerings||Joshua Ashley Klayman (MoFo)||11:25 - 11:50 a.m.|
|Real Estate Titles on Blockchains||David Yermack (NYU)||11:50 - 12:15 a.m.|
|Session 3: Technical Frontiers||(Chair: Andrew Miller)|
|Hostile Blockchain Takeovers||Joe Bonneau (NYU)||1:15 - 1:40 p.m.|
|New Directions in Consensus||Rafael Pass (Cornell Tech)||1:40 - 2:05 p.m.|
|Future Blockchain Technologies||Dawn Song (UC Berkeley)||2:05 - 2:30 p.m.|
|From Cryptocurrencies to Fintech Blockchains||Ittay Eyal (Technion)||2:30 - 2:55 p.m.|
|Session 4: Industry Frontiers||(Chair: Jim Ballingall)|
|The Rise of Cybercrime on Ethereum||Jonathan Levin (Chainanalysis)||3:40 - 4:05 p.m.|
|Quorum: Adapting Ethereum for Enterprise||Brian Schroeder (JPMC)||4:05 - 4:30 p.m.|