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South Dakota Blockchain Institute Hosting 1st Annual Fall Symposium in Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Blockchain Institute (SDBI) is hosting their 1st Annual Fall Symposium on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 from 8:15AM to 6:00PM at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event presented by Big Watt Digital, will feature speakers covering topics including Web3, blockchain technology, digital assets, and artificial intelligence across many industries. The goal of the symposium is to educate and inform attendees about how these technologies and innovations can and will impact the economic landscape of South Dakota.

The Fall Symposium featuring 12 speakers including keynote speakers Barry Sackett, Managing Partner at Goosmann Law Firm; Carla L. Reyes, Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law; and Charles W. Mooney Jr, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Law, Emeritus speaking on the merits of the Uniform Commercial Code, Article 12. The event’s session speakers include Brigitte Piniewski, MD, Founder & CEO at BlockHealth LLC; Jeremy Nichele, Founder at Big Watt Digital with Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, President, Dakota State University; and John Meyer, Founder of Leadmore. For a complete list of the session speakers, please visit the SDBI Fall Symposium website listed below.

“South Dakota has been on the leading edge of financial innovation. As a pro-business state, South Dakota is now pioneering the new frontier in digital assets and blockchain technology. We are thrilled to host our first Symposium in Sioux Falls bringing national and local leaders together to explore how these innovations will impact our state,” says Barry Sackett, SDBI Chair.

Tickets for the event are $125 per person and can be purchased on the SDBI website at

The SDBI would like to thank their event sponsors including Presenting Sponsor Big Watt Digital, Speaker Sponsor Benaiah Co., and Sponsor Goosmann Law Firm.

About South Dakota Blockchain Institute

South Dakota Blockchain Institute (SDBI) was established in late 2021 to advocate, educate, and position South Dakota at the forefront of a wave of growth and opportunity associated with blockchain technology. The institute is comprised of thought leaders and experts in industries that are, or will be, directly impacted by blockchain technology, digital assets, machine learning, and artificial intelligence—all part of the innovations occurring in the build out of Web3. They are passionate about protecting our already established industries and laying the groundwork for accepting and advancing this technology in the State of South Dakota. Our mission is to establish South Dakota as a world-renowned leader for blockchain innovation and implementation through ecosystem development, policy advocacy, academic collaboration, education, and events. Founding Partners of the SDBI include Benaiah Co., Goosmann Law Firm, BitGo, and Dakota State University.