The Blockchain Institute was founded to promote the adoption, development, and use of blockchain technology by providing blockchain education to the public. Blockchain systems create decentralized networks without central points of failure. These systems are being used in a wide variety of applications, including building a new internet!

Our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, USA (opening March 2019) will offer a forum for education and collaboration in the midwestern US.


In a world where the internet connects us, everyone counts. The key to adoption is getting the right tools into the hands of the right people to start the trend.

We can start using a more secure alternative today, and you could be leading the way.


Radically re-thinking how we share information isn’t going to be easy. That’s why we’re working with local educators to sponsor initiatives and provide the resources that they need.

To develop a new culture around security and privacy online, we need to include everyone.


It’s not easy to produce new technology. We’re building software tools and simple guides to make it easier for everyone to participate.

The technological revolution has already begun. Contact us today to learn how you can help build the new internet!


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MARCH 15, 2019


Blockchains are a rapidly evolving technology that can offer business professionals the tools to address the changing problems of their industry. This course will provide basic knowledge of concepts and applications to inform a business professional on all things blockchain, allowing navigation of the changing technological landscape.

Blockchain Fundamentals
Understanding Decentralization
Blockchain for Business
Blockchains: Truth or Fiction


MARCH 15, 2019


The demand for blockchain savvy developers has skyrocketed. This course will give developers the tools they need to integrate blockchain technology into their existing platforms. Develop an understanding of how blockchain transactions work, learning how to utilize data from a blockchain, and communicate with a blockchain via smart contracts.

Setup and run a node
Understand Bitcoin transaction structure
Integrate Bitcoin payments
Learn to write smart contracts

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Hong Kong University

November 12, 2018

HKU BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 12 Digital Ledger technology and distributed computing have come a long way. The Blockchain Institute’s founder, Taylor Gerring spoke earlier this month at Hong Kong University’s Blockchain Center. The institute will be working with the university to provide blockchain educational material.

Loyalty Live

October 16, 2018

LOYALTY MEETS BLOCKCHAIN OCTOBER 16 From October 16-18 the Loyalty Live Blockchain Conference took place in Chicago. Experts in the loyalty and blockchain fields met to discuss how the two can intersect. Top executives from Walmart, DigitalFutures, RewardOps, and DigitalBits were all in attendance to collaborate in discussions on integrating blockchain solutions into the loyalty … Continue reading Loyalty Live

South Side Blockchain Meetup

October 13, 2018

SOUTH SIDE BLOCKCHAIN MEETUP OCTOBER 13 On October 13th the Blockchain Institute was proud to sponsor the South Side Blockchain Meetup. Eager programmers of all skill levels participated in the event. The topic focused on the Loom Network and their gamified Solidity tutorial, Crypto Zombies. Crypto Zombies is a web app that creates a guided … Continue reading South Side Blockchain Meetup