Wanchain and Austin Blockchain Collective to Lead Blockchain Panel at SXSW

Panel to Explore How and Why Austin has Emerged as Hotbed of Crypto Innovation

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Wanchain, the distributed financial infrastructure powered by cross-blockchain smart contracts with privacy protection, and members of the Austin Blockchain Collective, a group of Austin-based blockchain technology and cryptocurrency companies that work together to advocate for the adoption of blockchain innovation, today announced participation in an upcoming SXSW panel entitled “Austin: A Global Center for Blockchain Innovation.”

Additional participants on the panel from the Austin Blockchain Collective include Austin-based blockchain entrepreneurs Pete Harris, Principal at Lighthouse Partners; Tushar Jain, Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital; and Tiana Laurence, Managing Partner at Laurence Ventures.

“Austin is emerging as a fantastic hub of blockchain and crypto innovation,” said Dustin Byington, President of Wanchain and Executive Committee of Austin Blockchain Collective. “With over 70 blockchain and crypto companies, this panel will explore our city’s strong commitment to maturing the global blockchain ecosystem.”



Dustin Byington, President, Wanchain

Pete Harris, Principal, Lighthouse Partners
Tushar Jain, Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital
Tiana Laurence, Managing Partner, Laurence Ventures


Austin: A Global Center for Blockchain Innovation



March 13, 2018
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Room 400/402
Hilton Austin Hotel
500 E 4th St

Austin, Texas 78701


About Wanchain

Wanchain is rebuilding the financial services industry using private cross-blockchain smart contracts. Built in China and headquartered in Austin, TX, Wanchain unites East and West as the digital currency-agnostic platform for global financial services. Registered in Singapore as a non-profit organization, the Wanchain Foundation was initially funded by Wanglu Tech, a for-profit enterprise with investors including River Capital and Fenbushi Capital. To learn more, visit wanchain.org, @wanchain_org (#rebuildingfinance) and our Facebook page.

About Austin Blockchain Collective

The Austin Blockchain Collective is a group of Austin-based blockchain technology and cryptocurrency companies that work together to advocate for the adoption of blockchain innovation at the local level and for the larger global ecosystem. The collective’s mission is to provide blockchain education while fostering connections across business and consumer-focused applications. Initial financial support for the Austin Blockchain Collective is provided by Wanchain. To learn more, visit austinblockchaincollective.com and @atxblockcollect (#AustinBlockchain).

About SXSW

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2018 will take place March 9-18, 2018. SXSW 2018 is sponsored by Bud Light, Mercedes Benz, Capital One, and The Austin Chronicle.


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