Blockchain technology today forms the basis of on-line secure ledger/settlement system. Blockchain is gaining momentum since it has multifaceted applications and is moving towards mainstream adoption. The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this two day event, tutorial followed by multi-speaker summit, leading venture capitalists and angel investors will examine the emerging Blockchain technology and its contributions to on-line secure settlement system in multiple industry sectors.
Blockchain has many applications – in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, energy trading, music, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services and many more. As a result the Blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on various industries and so it is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around this new business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.
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Day one comprises a series of high-level tutorials and day two is a multi-speaker conference featuring presentations and interactive discussions; with a focused exhibition alongside.
In these two days our speakers who are subject experts will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations from thought leaders, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.
Day One -Tutorials: Presented as top-level tutorial based: ICOs & Cryptofinance track, exploring regulation, ICO tools, and changing venture capital models.
What Blockchain systems can do
Understanding how Blockchain applications are built
Benefits of Blockchain technologies
Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
Digital exchanges – digital tokens into fiat currency
Regulatory and legal implications of Blockchain technology
Investing in cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies – an exact measure of value
Investing in Blockchain technology
Day Two – Conference: Developing Blockchain Applications and Technologies: This day will look at a variety of platforms and services from start ups to cloud providers, including developer networks, applications and APIs as well as the impact on legal, finance and government sectors with smart contracts, insurance, payments and more.
The public sector services and Blockchain
Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
Smart Contract management and Innovations
ICO and crowdfunding
Regulation and Legal implications in Blockchain
Blockchain Challenges in Banking
Data Protection and Blockchain
Investing in cryptocurrencies
How to develop scalable solutions
Building in security around regulatory compliance and accountability
Issuing financial securities on a blockchain
Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
Trading in crypto assets
smart-contract-based legal agreements
Will 2018 be the year when distributed ledgers go mainstream?
Banking & Financial services
Exchanges, Clearing houses & Remittances
Payment Processing, Mining
Bitcoin Wallets, Exchanges
Consulting & Advisory
Head of Digital Strategy
Head of Innovation
CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs & VP’s
Business Development & Business Analysts
Blockchain specialists from Banks
CA’s, Authors & Editors
Technology Strategy Leaders
Solution and Enterprise Architects
Venture Capitalists and Angel
Anyone interested in learning how to use Blockchain technology to transform businesses
We are looking for speakers [thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs] to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Blockchain. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
Martin Hart, Principal Consultant, TSG
Smart contracts operate in a distributed network like Ethereum. Once a smart contract / decentralised application has been implemented and is operational, they are supposed to be uninterruptable. Therefore, a high degree of functional correctness will need to be achieved before releasing smart contracts. This presentation will discuss the challenges and strategies on how to achieve this.
Juan David Mendieta , CEO and Co-founder, Keyrock
More than 150 crypto currency exchanges, 1200 tokens. How do we build a fair and efficient capital infrastructure?
Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative
Blockchain enables the tokenisation of assets and open new horizon for asset holder and investors in the field of fragmented ownership
Kim Rom, Chief Gaming Officer, Kinguin Limited
In 2013 Kinguin started with the belief that gamers should be able to freely trade and monetize their digital property. A belief everyone at Kinguin share with a global community of six million gamers, to date we’ve saved this community more than $150 million USD.
In 2018 Kinguin introduces the future market for gaming, a simply conversational marketplace for smarter players - redefining where, how and what digital goods are monetized. Trade bots with deep community integration will enable trade on social media platforms, where player-to-player trade feel natural and welcomed.
Brian Platz, CEO, Fluree, PBC
Blockchain brings an array of exciting transactional benefits to companies across the industry spectrum, but rarely are the query advantages realized. In this discussion, Brian will extrapolate on how companies can expose the immutability of time-stamped blocks and reproduce an entire database state at any point in time -- with "Time Travel Query."
Using Blockchain technology, each transaction is time stamped and cryptographically secured as part of a continuous, chronological update to a digital ledger. Each block represents not only a transaction, but the entire database up to that point int time. Dubbed "Time-Travel Query," the chronological nature of the Blockchain allows applications to retrieve those database instances as of any block. Although this implication may seem secondary or trivial to other Blockchain benefits, the advantages of time travel query are momentous for the application developer.
Brian will discuss general use cases for Time Travel, including: tracking provenance of major bugs, auditing specific application data, backup and restoring database state changes to retrieve information, and tracking data integrity through the temporal lens.
Temporal applications of blockchain are rarely included in the discussion of practical utility, but they will surely become the most impactful factor in time-saving, cost-cutting, and data-backup for enterprises adopting Blockchain.
Pascal Lauffer, CEO, FIMAT - BlockChain Financing
I consult in the world of Finance and see first hand how they struggle with innovation. My presentation is about the potential of BlockChain technology in the finance industry and how the industry is wrestling with it.
Adewale Omoniyi, Cybersecurity Architect, IBM
In the absence of generally accepted standards and regulations, the state of blockchain application development invariably is akin to the wild west. Given the uncertainties and massive volatility with associated blockchain applications, specifically, cryptocurrencies, which has turned many of many heads to think that we are the precipice of the next evolution of the “Internet”, digital currencies and its societal and global economic impacts.
As industry makes forays into developing practical triple bottom-line applications around the disruptive technology, entrepreneurs, developers, enterprises should ask a very important question: “Is Blockchain as secure as it appears to be?” Under the ever-increasing pressure of the potential regulatory requirements, the industry as a whole need to embrace fundamental cybersecurity hygiene techniques as we implement, adopt blockchain or associated cryptocurrency implications? This talk discusses using risk management frameworks and cybersecurity assurance standards into a blockchain development lifecycles. The speaker will discuss blockchain use cases and how to employ cybersecurity practices. That is, adopting cyber risk management principle, introducing threat modeling, designing for privacy, depth in defense rigors while assessing against threat vectors, in order to enable blockchain adoption.
Stefan Schmidt, CTO of Unibyte
Unibyte is a team of business integration specialists offering a unified framework for blockchain based business integration.
Founded 2017 as a spin-off of the existing consulting company SPO Consulting GmbH (founded 1989), Unibyte is the accelerator to bring business integration expertise into the blockchain world. The team consists of software engineers, architects, process specialists, blockchain specialists, testing engineers and use case designers.
The idea of the Unibyte framework is to define business integration workflows visually, based on proven templates for different use cases. All needed objects like smart contracts, adatpers to connect to different systems and queries to monitor the ongoing process are then generated automatically.
Unibyte is residing in Bingen, Germany.
Franco De Vita, Managing Partner, Blockchain Organiseren
The promise of Blockchain is that it will change the way we cooperate, how we organize trust and how we organize society.
As an example:
“Through Blockchain technology a Personal Data Service can be implemented giving the citizen control of his/her personal data. This leads to self-sovereign citizens, less dependent on government agencies and commercial parties.”
Basically, Blockchain will change the world, but till now it has not happened. Why is that?
Blockchain services that have been taken into operation have proven to be more efficient then existing technology and to be fraud resistant. This gives us the possibility to create new business models without intermediaries. Then why is the promise of Blockchain still not fulfilled?
What is possible in software technology, sometimes appears to be impossible within the context of our society because many use cases are impeded by law and regulations. Usage is also impeded by ‘invisible forces’, represented by organizations, institutes, directors and managers, but also by the ordinary citizen or employee. These ‘invisible forces’ are driven by bureaucracy, legacy, insecurity and even reluctance to change.
Existing government and its regulations are defined for centralized services. This is a process that has evolved over centuries. Institutions were created and central registries have been introduced to safeguard services. Both the law and the ‘invisible forces’ are tied up to this paradigm. The question is whether we can build decentralized applications within the current framework of legislation and how we can mitigate potential conflicts. Nevertheless, with the introduction of cryptocurrencies the paradigm-shift from centralized to decentralized has started.
Blockchain technology is evolving rapidly. The so called Permissioned Blockchains, which can be used for commercial and public services comply with existing regulations more easily.
Through some interesting use cases of Blockchain ecosystems we will explore the (im)possibilities.
Evgeny Xata, CEO, Cybertrust S.A.
Dr. David Randall, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor, Solve.Care Foundation
Jan-Willem Burgers, Capgemini
M. Oskar van Deventer, Senior Scientist Blockchain Networking, TNO
♦ What is a consortium blockchain, a.k.k. a permissioned blockchain
♦ What does it take to run a consortium blockchain together
♦ What is the business model of a consortium blockchain
♦ How can a consortium blockchain be governed
♦ How does a consortium blockchain work technically
♦ First results from the Techruption Consortium Blockchain (a Dutch consortium with 10+ partners from finance, government, telco, health and other)
Eduardo Ferreira, Head of Business Development & Distribution, Novasset
Based on the premise that (digital) money is actually abundant and entrepreneurial talent is scarce, we argue it is valuable and sensible to enable funding for entrepreneurial ideas in the relatively uncoordinated and unregulated manner that characterises ICOs. People want to do ICOs, as they see that ICOs are a vastly superior, more democratic and inclusive form of funding entrepreneurial talent, and talent wants to be unleashed. Even if a large part of the funding is eventually discovered to be malinvestment, and some part is even lost in misfeasance, given that (digital) money is abundant, the global benefit to humanity of fostering accelerated, permissionless, democratic innovation through ICOs is preferable to the existing antiquated caste system of early stage funding.
Sergey Ryzhavyn, B2Broker
Gregory Arzumanian, Foodcoin
FCE (FOODCOIN ECOSYSYTEM) is a new blockchain ecosystem, architecturally designed to create a global marketplace of food and agricultural products on the active platform of 1000 EcoFarms, using the Ethereum technology. In the widest sense, FCE is going to be implemented as a universal trading platform for businesses related to food.
The tools included and used in this process are:
♦ “Smart” wallets
♦ Digital ID services
♦ Product origin authentication
♦ Crypto payment processing
♦ Customizable platforms for users
Moderator: Peter van Emst, Pit Groep;
Panellist: Peter Mols, Xurux, Donald Randall, Solve.Care; Gregory Arzumanian, Foodcoin; Sergey Ryzhavyn, B2Broker; Eugene Green, Evgeny Xata, Cybertrust ; eSports
Louis de Bruin, Blockchain Leader, IBM Global Business Services Europe
Permissioned Blockchains based on the Linux Foundations Hyperledger fabric are enabling consortia to implement industry grade Blockchain applications in many industries. This talk will cover a number of applications and share the experience in adoption models for Blockchains implementation.
Hans Dijkstra, Specialist Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), AAFM Facility Management B.V.
The use of blockchain technologies for compliance and compliance monitoring. I think fits well with my idea of taking the audience on a journey of how in commercial real estate propositions full service package can enable anyone over the world to securely use smart contracts to either have their services booked (facility management, for instance) and how commercial real estate owners can use blockchain to ensure continuity of their portfolio and have good prediction about return on investments and the possibility for elasticity on their object on the market.
Philipp Geppert, CEO & CO-Founder eSports.com
♦ Blockchain and the eSports community
♦ Video about eSports
♦ eSports Audience
♦ eSports.com – Content platform
♦ eSports.com – Business model
♦ eSports.com – Platform preview
♦ eSports Reward Token
Arseniy Korobchenko, CTO, Binck Forward
Over the past few years flow of fiat currencies into cryptocurrency world has increased with crazy orders of magnitude. Number of fraudulent activities and crime performed with cryptocurrencies has also greatly increased. At the same time, blockchain is the fastest and easiest way for new upcoming companies to raise capital and directly attract shareholders. And regulators need to take action now.
Boudewijn Rooseboom, Founder, General Manager, Cyber Capital
Aleksandra Stroganova, International Busíness development director, Elements
The whole world seems to have gone crazy about the blockchain and crypto hype. Everyone wants to be on the wave, earn money and be financially independent. However, this technology is new, fairly undiscovered and difficult to understand for ordinary users. How can we simplify the understanding of blockchain and finance? Artificial Intelligence, however, is working for us to and it can deal with the complications, saving us time.
Eugene Green, Founder & CEO, WishFinance
♦ It is still difficult to get a loan if you are small
♦ SMEs are vital for the local economies
♦ Official and real interest rates for SMEs
♦ Big data + AI = smart scoring
♦ How Blockchain is good at fighting fraud in lending