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Interview with Chris Jones, President of Dragonscale

A look into Dragonchain and Blockchain Seattle 2018

Entrepreneur interview by Josiah Motley
August 21, 2018
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/4bf6

Out of the 1,800 cryptocurrency and blockchain projects at present, there is a lot to look at, and Dragonchain is definitely a project worth understanding. Basically, it allows businesses to integrate blockchain solutions into previous workflows and enterprise solutions.

In addition, Dragonchain and Chris Jones, President of Dragonscale, are working together to make a new blockchain conference, Blockchain Seattle 2018, an event that people in the crypto and blockchain sphere won’t want to miss.

“We want to reach those who I call the 'blockcurious' - engineers, product managers, CIOs, and CTOs inside enterprises who are beginning to explore blockchain for their businesses and want to learn more. Reaching that consumer is where I spend a lot of my time,” says Jones.

What is Dragonchain?

Dragonchain simplifies the integration of real business applications on a blockchain and offers enterprises a serverless system, established language support for smart contracts, scalability, security, protection of business data, and advanced currency implementations.

Put simply, Dragonchain offers Blockchain as a Service (BaaS); an easy-to-understand platform for developers to build, test, and deploy blockchain applications and smart contracts. This could be a great option for organizations looking to lower operational costs, reduce time to market, and focus on core business solutions.

What is Dragonscale?

Dragonscale was established to provide growth-oriented enterprises essential business incubation services and access to industry-specific development resources through its connection to Dragonchain Inc. and Dragonchain Foundation.

The mission of Dragonscale is to identify and support blockchain projects that discover, develop, and deploy innovative products, services, and marketplaces in order to support economic growth and development. Dragonscale is vital, in that many businesses may desire to employ blockchain solutions, but may not know how to go about doing so.

Image: Chris Jones

Chris Jones: The Man Behind Dragonscale

Chris Jones, President of Dragonscale. Jones has over 20 years of marketing experience and over 10 years of experience in the tech industry.

Where Blockchain Seattle 2018 Fits In The Picture

Prior to coming on board to lead Dragonscale, Chris Jones and Dragonchain partnered to create Blockchain Seattle 2018, an event that Jones says will be “groundbreaking”. Jones explains, “I partnered with Dragonchain last December to create the conference because we felt that the Pacific Northwest needed a major tentpole event for blockchain to educate the community about blockchain technology, create a platform to grow and connect members of the blockchain community, and to raise the profiles of people and projects with ties to this region.”

According to Jones, “With over 100 speakers, a Women in Blockchain Panel breakfast, and a Developer's Academy all taking place together during one event, the region has never seen anything like this.”

A Unique Experience

With over 10 years of experience in the technology industry, Jones is no stranger to meetups and conferences. Jones has taken this experience, combined with his vast marketing history, to make Blockchain Seattle different than any previous conferences.

“We've been researching and taking notes for quite some time now,” Jones says. “We'll definitely add some twists and look to increase opportunities for engagement among the attendees that you haven't seen at most other events. We're also trying to pay attention to the small details to ensure that the experience for attendees is something they leave feeling good about.”

Jones also explains two particularly noticeable ways in which Blockchain Seattle will differ from other blockchain events:

“First, Blockchain Seattle is designed to be the premier event in this region and to highlight real companies with real use cases so attendees will learn from companies and people who are actually using the technology today.

Second, this region has been a hotbed for innovation in the blockchain space going back to its early days. The is where the Bitcoin Foundation was established, and where JR Willett launched the first ICO. Finally, we're not a traveling show. This conference was designed specifically around what's important to this region, and the speakers and companies involved are going to highlight the innovations taking place right now. You'll never see us trying to replicate this elsewhere.”

Blockchain Seattle 2018 certainly seems to be a one-of-a-kind event and experience. It’s set to take place September 10-11, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, and should be an event to remember. You can learn more about the speakers, tracks, and event details here.