Virginia Tech computer science alumnus Dan Larimer ’03 is at the epicenter of the development of blockchain technology as a force for decentralizing transactions in a digital world with seemingly endless applications. Larimer, the chief technical officer of Block.one, has shepherded blockchains’ adoption across industries and leads efforts that seek to develop high performance smart contracts.
Larimer will lead a discussion on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus March 20 in Torgersen Hall room 2150 at 7 p.m. Free pizza and beverages will be provided. The event is hosted by the student-run Virginia Tech chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Larimer will share his experiences as a serial entrepreneur at the forefront of cultural change and emerging technologies, specifically blockchain technology, with reference to its scalability and engineering challenges and the importance of the technology to drive innovation in a multitude of fields.
A pioneer of blockchain technology, Larimer has been working in the blockchain space for years and is the creator of EOS.IO, a blockchain technology that rivals the scale and scope of all prior blockchains.
Previously Larimer focused on developing innovative technologies ranging from virtual reality simulators to second-generation crypto currencies, most notably BitShares. He is a specialist in software development and the inventor of the widely adopted “Proof of Stake” and “Decentralized Autonomous Corporations” concepts.