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Tyler Jenks, co-founder of Very LLC will be a keynote speaker at the DC Blockchain Summit at 2:55 p.m. on March 7, 2018 at Georgetown University.

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In his keynote, called, “A Blockchain for Champagne? The Future of Agricultural Supply Chains,” Tyler will review the creation and history of champagne, including the Champagne Riots of 1911 and the passing of legislation that dictates that champagne can only be called champagne if it’s made from grapes grown in the champagne region of France.

Despite this legislation, the champagne industry faces widespread counterfeiting. Currently France employs lobbyists to enforce the rules set in place, but Tyler envisions a world in the not-too-distant future where emerging technology could prevent counterfeiting altogether.

Tyler will explain how blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can better handle the verification of agricultural supply chain products like champagne. He’ll explain what resources would be needed to adopt this new take on agricultural supply chains and other areas where this approach could prove useful.

Click here to get tickets for the DC Blockchain Summit.