Boosters believe the upcoming Blockland Solutions Conference will prepare Northeast Ohio for a technological – and economic – revolution.
The four-day event, which kicks off Saturday at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, is meant to inspire entrepreneurs and show the region how to become a hub for blockchain, databases that are shared and protected across a decentralized computer network. If this much-ballyhooed local blockchain initiative takes off, proponents say, the resulting flow of tech talent and innovators into the region could boost the economy, improve the tax base and create jobs.
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Written by Julie Washington.
Originally published November 27, 2018.