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Blockchain College Tour Officially Sets Sail, Finishes at Shangcai Xipu


Blockchain is arguably one of the hottest words at the moment, with governments, tech giants, financial institutions and others paying close attention to blockchain development and innovation, and more and more fields starting to try to use blockchain technology to change the existing industry ecology. In order to let more university students understand and get in touch with blockchain technology, Tongji University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Soochow University, Western University of Liverpool, Renmin University of China (Suzhou Campus), and University of Science and Technology of China jointly launched the "Chain Valley Cup" the first national university blockchain application innovation competition.

At the same time, in order to promote the popularity of blockchain concept in colleges and universities, Suzhou Tongji Financial Technology Research Institute, the organizer of the competition, launched the "Chain Valley Cup" college tour for students and teachers in colleges and universities nationwide. The competition will visit a total of more than 50 colleges and universities in East China, North China, South China, Central China and Northwest China to bring detailed case studies of blockchain technology and applications to students and encourage more students to participate in the competition and join the blockchain industry to study and research.

First stop - Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

In the afternoon of December 15, 2017, the first stop of the "Chain Valley Cup" college tour was officially opened at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Ma Xiaofeng, Vice Chairman of the Blockchain Special Committee of the Chinese Institute of Electronics and President of Suzhou Tongji Institute of Financial Technology, Han Jingtuo, President of the Institute of Internet Financial Technology and Doctoral Supervisor of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Huang Yuxiang, President of the Fintech Club of Tongji University, brought a feast of sharing about blockchain technology to the students and teachers on the spot as speakers.

At the beginning of the seminar, President Han Jingduo gave a welcome speech. President Han pointed out that blockchain, as one of the latest disruptive technologies, is still unfamiliar to most people, but it does not prevent it from becoming an innovative technology that will revolutionize various industries in the future. President Han encouraged the young people not to be afraid of technical difficulties, but to dare to study and challenge.

President Ma Xiaofeng pointed out that Internet technology has brought an information revolution to mankind, while blockchain, as the infrastructure of the digital economic highway, will bring a value revolution to people, and it will become an innovative technology that will disrupt the whole world in the future. "Most industries see business model changes every two to three years, and the blockchain industry is no exception, such as the latest emergence of blockchain cats, which shows that new scenarios will continue to emerge in the industry. The scenarios imagined by young people represent the future, and I hope that through this 'Chain Valley Cup' the first national university blockchain application innovation competition will enable more young people to create more creative applications", said President Ma.

Huang Yuxiang from the Fintech Club of Tongji University gave a detailed introduction of blockchain technology, and real-life application cases, such as precise poverty alleviation, credit campus, and reading for all, to the students on site. And an overview of the overall plan for the competition was given.

Second stop - Westcott Liverpool University

In the afternoon of December 16, the second stop of the "Chain Valley Cup" college tour arrived in Suzhou, and came to the West University of Liverpool. There were a lot of exciting speeches, with five instructors, Xin Huang, PhD supervisor from West Liverpool University, Yang Du, lecturer from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Qiuyu Chen, lecturer from the International Business School, Dr. Paul Craig and Yuxiang Huang from the Fintech Club of Tongji University, who talked about the sparks of blockchain after combining with different fields from different perspectives. Mr. Huang Xin talked about the recent research and achievements of Xipu in these two interdisciplinary fields in the context of the Internet of Things.

Mr. Du Yang's topic was blockchain and energy technology, in which he analyzed in detail the changes that blockchain technology may bring to the electricity market; Mr. Chen Qiuyu talked about the history of Bitcoin and retraced the basic knowledge and ecological introduction of blockchain; Dr. Paul Craig was on hand to share the importance of information visualization for blockchain, and his research findings in related areas.

Huang Yuxiang from the Fintech Club of Tongji University gave a detailed introduction of blockchain technology, and real-life application cases, such as precise poverty alleviation, credit campus, and reading for all, and gave an overview of the overall plan of the competition.

In the interactive session of the Chain Valley Ambassador self-nomination, the atmosphere was very active, and students enthusiastically applied to be the Chain Valley College Ambassador. The ambassadors will be mainly responsible for the promotion of blockchain in the school, and will not only be able to practice their work skills, but also receive an honorary certificate from the competition organizing committee and a gift package worth 20,000 yuan.

The first two stops of the "Chain Valley Cup" college tour have been successfully completed, with more than 100 students and teachers participating in these two stops. More university experts, scholars and students will join this journey in the future, and the Blockchain on Campus series will go even further with the joint efforts of everyone.

Third stop preview: Tongji University tomorrow, December 19

"Chain Valley Cup" Competition Express


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