Blockchain’s ‘grandfather’ ushers in Virginia Tech summit on technology

Blockchain’s ‘grandfather’ ushers in Virginia Tech summit on technology

BLACKSBURG – Before Scott Stornetta took to the podium in a Virginia Tech classroom on Friday, his professor host introduced him as the “Forrest Gump of computer science.” Like the movie’s title character, Stornetta appeared to show up at key moments in tech history, through his research at a Xerox-founded firm in Silicon Valley and at a spinoff of then-Bell Labs.