This alliance is private to all Columbia University community. This is a group for anyone in the Columbia community interested in Blockchain , distributed ledger, cryptocurrency and related technologies. We welcome all skill levels and representation from researchers, students, entrepreneurs , investors , academia , practitioners and beyond. The alliance will lead efforts to spur innovation driven by Blockchain technology, cross discipline collaboration, ideation that can occur at the intersections of diverse academia studies and research. The alliance will act as a conduit and bring relevant thinkers, tinkerers , thought leaders and investors together and promote team formation towards succesful idea execution.