University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Blockchain Consortium

Blockchain technology could transform the way businesses operate, and it has wide ranging applications from banking and finance to healthcare and insurance. The Sam M. Walton College of Business is at the forefront of blockchain research and education.

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Projects & Initiatives


The first annual Blockchain Hackathon was held October 27-28, 2017 on the University of Arkansas campus.

For more information, visit the Hackathon website.


Our mission is three-fold. We aim to develop and establish research partnerships by conducting collaborative industry-university research, promote and enable dissemination of knowledge about blockchain and cognitive analytics, and accelerate industry adoption of blockchain technology.


Our vision is to make Walton College a premier academic leader in advocating for and educating on blockchain.

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