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About us

Blockchain at Columbia, Columbia University's student 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.

Founded in early 2017 by several Columbia undergraduates, B@C has since 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. We are deeply involved in DAO governance as delegates in the Uniswap and Compound DAOs and are looking to participate in other DAOs as well. Our voting history can be viewed here


Executive Board Members

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Alex Toberoff

President 2020-22
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Adrian Markus Zembsch

Vice President 2021-22
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Burcu Cetin

Head of Marketing 2021-22
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Andrew Tang

Head of Operations 2020-22

Former Executive Board Members

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Anthony Luo

Head of Technical R&D
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Nir Kabessa

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Rohan Pandit

Vice President
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Satvika Kumar

Head of Education
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Alex Nicita

Head of Technical R&D
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Jack Briody

Head of Financial R&D

CC 2021
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Donovan Simpson

Head of Public Relations

CC 2020
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Tara Anand

Head of Operations

Barnard 2020

Past and Present Advisors

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Lily Liu

Co-Founder & CFO of Earn.com, Acquired by Coinbase
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Alex Price

Founding Partner of
Qu Capital
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Kevin Zhang

Early Stage Investor at Bain Capital Ventures
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Maja Vujinovic

CEO of OGroup, CIO of Emerging Tech GE Digital
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Omid Malekan

Blockchain Expert at Citi Ventures, Writer at New York Times

Past and Present Partners