Greetings! Welcome to the IC3 Newsletter.
This is an outreach to keep the blockchain community aware of IC3 innovations, events, news, publications, and other service to the community by IC3 faculty, students, and partners.

Don't miss the Cornell Blockchain Conference at Cornell Tech in NYC, on Friday April 12, 2019. Speakers include IC3 co-Directors Ari Ju els and Emin Gün Sirer , and Chief Scientist Elaine Shi (see photos below), plus many other noted leaders in the blockchain community. Photo above is the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, NYC (aerial photography by Iwan Baan). This event is organized by Cornell Blockchain, a student run group at Cornell.
Save the Date: Annual IC3 Boot Camp : Ithaca, NY on June 10-16, 2019
This is intended for e xperienced full-time blockchain architects, scientists, engineers, developers and students who want to learn, contribute and advance blockchain solutions. Join confirmed attendees including Vitalik Buterin, Phil Daian, Hudson Jameson, Patrick McCorry, Andrew Miller, Emin Gün Sirer, Vlad Zamfir (see photos above and below) , plus many IC3 students and colleagues from industry and the open source community. Please save the dates and watch for our notices regarding registration and agenda.
At right is a group photo from the 2018 Boot Camp  on  July 12-18 , 2018 . at Cornell University in Ithaca.

Participating companies included Celer Networks, Chainlink, Cisco, Columbus Capital, Fidelity, IBM, JP Morgan, Metastable, Microsoft, Nervos, Oracle and Siemens.
Recent Events: IC3 Winter Retreat on February 14-15 in Interlaken , Switzerland . IC3 faculty, students, sponsors and guests meet at IC3 Retreats to discuss the major technical challenges, issues and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
Attendees at the 2019 Winter Retreat gather above for a group photo. The Retreat included IC3 colleagues from ETH Zurich and EPFL, and all of the other IC3 campuses (Cornell, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, UCL, UIUC, and the Technion). 
Above, Cristina Basescu (EPFL) kicked off the Retreat with the talk “Low-latency and locality-preserving blockchains”. Clear skies and temperatures above 50F lured attendees outside during the breaks.

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Jim Ballingall
Executive Director
The Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) 
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The IC3 2018 Spring Retreat attendees gathered for a group photo at the end of the day in the lobby of the Tata Innovation Center, on May 10 at Cornell Tech in NYC.