Welcome to Wacoinda: Introducing the inaugural Atlanta Blockchain Week

There’s a new event in town, and it’s aiming to be the biggest blockchain event in the Southeast. It’s called Atlanta Blockchain Week.

Wait, what is blockchain?

To pare it down: Bitcoin is digital currency purchased by millions of people around the world. These transactions are tracked by a decentralized network of computers internationally, instead of by a government or bank. The record of these transactions, a permanent ledger of sorts, is known as the blockchain.

An increasing number of blockchain-based companies have been coming to Atlanta, so it may be good to start familiarizing yourself with that whole world. This series of events is a good way to do that.

Here are a few things to know:

• Atlanta Blockchain Week actually spans just over a week, running from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7. Plus, there are a couple pre-events, including a meetup and a hackathon. The schedule of events provides you with all the pertinent information.

• The official week will be kicked off by a business event called the dApp Atlanta Summit on Sept. 29 at Atlanta Tech Village. Representatives from the Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy and investors interested in the Atlanta market are expected to be there. Tickets are currently $15, but will raise to $20 the week before the event.

• Base camp is the Tech Village, but events also take place at other venues around town. For instance, “Welcome to Wacoinda: Love, Collaboration and Blockchain” will be in Grant Park, “Women of Blockchain” will be at Ponce City Market and a blockchain class that includes $20 of bitcoin will be held at Monarch Tower on Peachtree Road. There will also be a cryptocurrencies developers class, but that location is to-be-determined.

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