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Blockchain at Columbia


Blockchain at Columbia is Columbia University’s organization for distributed ledger technology. [email protected] 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.
[email protected] has 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. [email protected] 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 [email protected]
[email protected] technical discussions also cover bitcoin exchanges used for trading. Cryptocurrency exchanges are one of the most convenient ways to buy Bitcoin in Colombia. Colombians can use a variety of prominent Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges, each with its own set of transaction fees, withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, and verification procedures. By consulting our guide, you can choose the finest exchange “Bitcoin Superstar”.
Students can get involved by attending [email protected] events and reaching out to Committee Officers. Our large community is open to all and we always welcome new faces.


Technical R&D

Financial R&D


Public Relations





Kadena Founder’s Talk

Speaking Event

Women In Blockchain




Bitcoin 101


Crypto Hour


Tech Talks


Decenture Hackathon

New York City

CoinFund Event

Lecture with Ryan Li


Consensys Conference


Why Blockchain Technology is Popular?

Blockchain is unarguably the latest buzzword in the world of finance and crypto enthusiasts speak of its potential as a ground-breaking technology that will soon permeate a variety of industries, including healthcare, supply chains, and banking. This technology had been originally conceived to create the Bitcoin and since then, there has been no looking back. It had been invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious individual or group behind the Bitcoin.

People have been waxing eloquent about the blockchain’s power to improve industrial operations. Every business must deal with transactions that are typically routed via third-party intermediaries like brokers and banks. This process of completing transactions is tedious and time-consuming, besides being costly. Blockchain revolutionizes and facilitates the process, eliminating the need for intermediaries in transactions and thereby cutting down costs and saving time. The blockchain is nothing but a shared public ledger that keeps records of transactions in blocks and this ledger is distributed across multiple nodes or computers spread all across the world. Once a record is verified by computers and added to the blockchain, it cannot be deleted or tampered with.

Reasons Why the Blockchain is Gaining in Popularity Every Day:

  • To begin with, the blockchain finds many applications in the world of finance, allowing people to engage in peer-to-peer money transfers across geographical boundaries smoothly and seamlessly without banks or financial institutions. Because no third party is involved, chances of fraud or double-spending are negligible.
  • Businesses are considering using the blockchain for different applications. a big use could be found in profit and loss statements or financial records that must be regulated and cannot be altered. Governments and public bodies are turning to this technology for transparency, secure, and tamper-proof procedures like voting.
  • The distributed nature of this public ledger means that it is not easy to hack the network. To do so would require a huge amount of computing power because every node has an identical copy of the ledger, and changing the hash in any one would require making a change in all the other nodes. Getting this implemented is close to impossible and this prevents frauds and double-spending.
  • Since third parties are no longer needed for conducting transactions, the blockchain technology can successfully accelerate the speed of transfers. The technology is programmable and it is capable of triggering events, actions, and payments when conditions are satisfied.
  • For accounting purposes this technology can be a huge help in automating assets and recordkeeping duties. In the fintech industry it can be used for restructuring payment infrastructures, auditing and compliance, credit scoring, etc.
  • Smart contracts that are created on the blockchain are self-executing by nature depending on terms agreed between parties that are compiled into codes. The contract terms are therefore irreversible and there is no need for a third party for moderating or conducting transactions anymore.
  • Since data can be saved and stored in the blockchain, much of the unutilized hard disk space is getting used for storing, making it similar to cloud storage.
  • As far as security goes, blockchain ensures that data once recorded on it cannot be erased or altered; every transaction is verified and approved many times over.