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Blockchain at Columbia

Blockchain at Columbia is Columbia University's organization for distributed ledger technology. B@C nurtures development in the blockchain ecosystem upon a foundation for technical problem-solving. The community fosters relevant academic research through critical analysis of new technologies. The organization’s high standard for knowledge encourages both education on complex subjects and distribution of valuable resources on all related topics.

B@C has grown into a complex university-wide initiative. Weekly events include technical discussions, academic lectures, and crypto hour discussions for evaluating market trends. Previous larger events include presentations on the Bitcoin network, panels regarding inclusivity of the Blockchain space, and seminars from emerging distributed ledger organizations. B@C has several committees to execute its objectives: Education, Technical Research & Development, Financial Research, Operations, and Public Relations. Each serves a unique purpose and are maintained by a team of Officers and their Committee Leader. The Education Committee, for example, facilitates courses on distributed ledger technology for students and faculty on campus. All Committee Leaders, along with the President and Vice-President, make up the Executive Board of B@C.

Here are some activities, responsibilities, and roles that B@C has facilitated:
  1. Fostering education and discussion of decentralized organizations and digital assets. This is done by teaching free courses on campus and hosting regular events of various sizes on Columbia University’s campus for NYC students (weekly discussions, speaker events, and larger conferences such as our annual Ledger Fest conference). B@C members have also been involved in setting the curriculum for new blockchain-related courses on campus.
  2. Facilitating technical blockchain R&D internally and rewarding grants to NYC students doing so. This includes academic papers and open source development/contributions.
  3. Voting on proposals as a delegate to DAOs, such as Uniswap and Compound.
  4. Producing educational content and thought leadership on various web3 related concepts and technologies.
  5. Providing a space for students to communicate and build relationships with others interested in distributed ledger technology.

Students can get involved by attending B@C events and reaching out to Committee Officers. Our large community is open to all and we always welcome new faces.


Women In Blockchain


Ledger Fest


Bitcoin 101


Crypto Hour


Tech Talks


Decenture Hackathon

New York City

CoinFund Event

Lecture with Ryan Li


Consensys Conference

Past and Present Partners