Beyond the shiny lights of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology is having a significant and positive impact on the lives of many people. DigitalTown is working with communities around the world to rollout over 10,000 self-funding smart city initiatives, where residents and visitors locally search, shop and connect directly. This is already being deployed in major cities including; Austin, London, Dallas, Nashville, Miami, San Diego, Rio de Janeiro, and Sydney to name a few. In this session we will share our journey to introduce verified permanent digital identities, blockchain based shared ownership of City Platforms through local CityShares, and how CityTokens can help to energize the local community and support a peer-to-peer economy.
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]