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Blockchain at Columbia is 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@Chas 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. Officers

Team

Executive Board Members

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Nir Kabessa

President
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Liam Kovatch

Vice President
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Martin Gracia Jr.

Head of Education
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Vernon Johnson

Head of Operations
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Jonathan Itzler

Head of Technical R&D
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Henry Harder

Head of Financial R&D
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Donovan Simpson

Head of Public Relations

Officers

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Abhishek Shah

Technical R&D
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Alex Nicita

Technical R&D
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Binwei Xu

Education
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Brian Yang

Education
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David Gong

Operations
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Edouard Dessaint

Operations
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Jeremy Giffon

Financial R&D
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Jerry Lin

Technical R&D
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Julian Christensen

Technical R&D
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Mary Nosa

Operations
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Patrick Dyroff

Technical R&D
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Rhea Nagpal

Public Relations
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Rohan Pandit

Operations
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Taylor Murrell

Operations
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Zane Grube

Technical R&D




Advisors

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Lily Liu

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

Co-Founder & CEO of
Qu Capital
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Maja Vujinovic

CEO of OGroup, CIO of Emerging Tech GE Digital
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Kevin Zhang

Early Stage Investor at Bain Capital Ventures




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