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Blockchain at Columbia, 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@C has 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.

Team

Executive Board Members

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Nir Kabessa

President
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Vernon Johnson

Vice President
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Martin Gracia Jr.

Head of Education
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Jonathan Itzler

Head of Technical R&D
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Donovan Simpson

Head of Public Relations

CC 2020
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Taylor Murrell

Head of Operations

Barnard 2019
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Thomas Davidson

Head of Financial R&D








Officers

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Abhishek Shah

Technical R&D
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Alex Nicita

Technical R&D
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Asif Mallik

Technical R&D

CC 2022
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Brandon Marquez

Financial R&D

CC 2020
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David Gong

Operations
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David Giliver

Education

SEAS 2021
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Fabienne Van Buchem

Operations

Business 2019
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Jack Briody

Financial R&D

CC 2021
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Jeremy Giffon

Financial R&D
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Jerry Lin

Technical R&D
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Julian Christensen

Education

CC 2021
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Junghoo Kim

Technical R&D

SEAS 2020
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Lily He

Education

SEAS 2020
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Matt Munsil

Public Relations

CC 2019
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Owen Xu

Technical R&D

CC 2021
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Rhea Nagpal

Public Relations

Barnard 2019
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Rohan Pandit

Operations
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Satvika Kumar

Operations

Business 2019
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Su Ji Park

Financial R&D

SEAS 2021
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Tara Anand

Operations

Barnard 2020








Advisors

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Lily Liu

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

Founding Partner of
Qu Capital
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Kevin Zhang

Early Stage Investor at Bain Capital Ventures
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Maja Vujinovic

CEO of OGroup, CIO of Emerging Tech GE Digital
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Omid Malekan

Blockchain Expert at Citi Ventures, Writer at New York Times




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