Chamber Of Digital Commerce Hosting World's First Smart Contracts Symposium

A central component and key benefit of Ethereum is its smart contracts; which at its simplest, is an electronic agreement where the terms of the contract can be preprogrammed and will have the ability to facilitate, verify, and/or enforce the negotiation of the agreement. In essence, self-execute without the need of a middleman or trust between parties.

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association promoting the use of blockchain-based technologies, founded industry initiative: the Smart Contracts Alliance. The initiative aims to be an authoritative resource for smart contracts. That’s why they’re hosting the world’s first Smart Contracts Symposium in New York. The event will be held December 5th, 2016, at Microsoft’s Times Square Headquarters.

The symposium will be keynoted by renowned cryptographer Nick Szabo, Founder & CEO of Global Financial Access. He’s also the one who coined the term “smart contracts.” The full press release is below:

October 24, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – The Smart Contracts Alliance, an industry initiative founded by the Chamber of Digital Commerce to promote the real-world application of smart contracts, is hosting the Smart Contracts Symposium, the world’s first event dedicated to smart contracts, on December 5, 2016 in New York.

Nick Szabo, Founder & CEO of Global Financial Access, a renowned cryptographer who coined the term “smart contracts” will be keynoting the event. 

“The Chamber of Digital Commerce is spearheading an important initiative to help educate the business and policy community about the unique opportunities and challenges of smart contracts technologies,” said Nick Szabo. 

The Chamber expects to host over 250 executives from financial institutions and firms exploring this technology at Microsoft’s Times Square Headquarters.

“Attendees will have unprecedented insight into the past, present and future of smart contracts technology,” said Perianne Boring, Founder & President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. 

Co-Chaired by Mark Smith, CEO of Symbiont, and Sean Murphy, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, the Smart Contracts Alliance is comprised of thought leaders and innovators from the technology, legal, and financial services industries. 

The Smart Contracts Alliance launched in July 2016, and its participants include: Bloq, Cognizant, ConsenSys, Deloitte, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Monax (formerly Eris Industries), Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Gem, IBM, Microsoft, MIT Internet Trust Consortium, Norton Rose Fulbright, Perkins Coie, Pillsbury Law, String Labs, Symbiont, Tether,, Wipfli and others.

To register for the Smart Contracts Symposium, please visit our page on Eventbrite:

All Chamber Members are provided free admission to attend.