Summit at Sea
November 9-12, 2016
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Blockchain for Social Good


In April 2016, the Summit Institute held our first Summit Institute Lab event on Powder Mountain, gathering experts like Brian Forde (Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab), Jamie Smith (Global Chief Communications Officer at The BitFury Group), and Laurent Lamothe (Former Prime Minister of Haiti) to discuss ideas for how to use blockchain technology to support social impact.  


“Blockchain technology has a great potential for benefits in the developing world where data is scarce and much of the population is unbanked already.”

-Summit Institute Lab on Blockchain for Social Good


As an outcome of the Lab, we worked with participants and Summit community members from the CoreTech Foundation to create a HeroX Prize on Blockchain for Social Good. The winning entrepreneur will be attending Summit at Sea 2016.