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Registration open for Cleveland’s “Solutions” blockchain conference: What it will cost

September 6, 2018

Registration open for Cleveland’s “Solutions” blockchain conference: What it will cost

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland’s “Solutions” blockchain conference, in its first year, will cost $595 if you buy a ticket before Sept. 28. 

The conference is a cornerstone of the new strategy to make Cleveland a center for blockchain technology. This effort, dubbed “Blockland,” is spearheaded by car dealer Bernie Moreno but involves civic leaders like Destination Cleveland CEO Dan Gilbert.

Destination Cleveland is managing the conference, which will take place rent-free through county sponsorship at the Huntington Convention Center. 

The $595 early-bird rate is for two days of speakers and case-study discussions about how best to use blockchain, an online distributed ledger system. Blockchain is known as the foundation of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, but “Solutions” will look at applications including business, finance, government, and healthcare. 

Speakers will include Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia and Joesph Lubin, the cofounder of cryptocurrency Ethereum. Read more here.

The main conference will run Dec. 3 and 4, but will be prefaced by two days of developer workshops. The first 150 developers to sign up for the conference and those workshops will pay $395. 

Other rates are: 

$495 government rate$100 student rate$500 day rate

The price to attend Solutions seems to be less than half of a three-day ticket for “Consensus,” a blockchain conference focused on cryptocurrency that Moreno attended before starting up the Cleveland effort in the spring. Tickets for Consensus can cost up to $2,000, according to CNBC. 

That conference started three years ago and now is expected to draw more than 4,000. 

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