The past twelve months have been an exciting time for the Blockchain with practically every major bank in the world looking into its possible applications. The topic was a central point of the World Economic Forum in Davos, who identified the Blockchain as one of the core technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The theme is now making its way to London, UK on the 27-28 of April at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside for the European Blockchain Congress.
The event is being described as a dedicated Business-to-Business (B2B) Congress to assess the uses of the Distributed Ledger. The conference will be addressing the problems facing mainstream adoption of the Distributed Ledger, identifying the key issues facing financial institutions moving towards this innovative technology, and will provide a forum to share ideas about collaboration, competition, culture and common standards that financial institutions need to truly explore the Blockchain.
Key session topics range from the opportunities Blockchain presents, which forms of Distributed Ledger are required, how regulation changes will affect early adoption and how investors are viewing the technology.
There is an impressive line-up of speakers confirmed for the two day event including Jutta Steiner COO of Ethcore Ltd; Dr Lee Braine Investment Bank CTO Office, Barclays; Fredrik Voss VP of Blockchain Innovation at NASDAQ; Jonathan Levin Co-Founder of Chainalysis; Frank Schuil Co-Founder & CEO at Safello; Fabian Vandenreydt Global Head of Securities Markets Innotribe & The SWIFT Institute, SWIFT.
Leanne Kemp Founder & CEO of Everledger; Preston Bryne COO at Eris Industries; Nicolas Carey Co-Founder at Blockchain.com; Joseph Lubin the Founder of Consensys; Jesse McWaters Project Lead – Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services at the World Economic Forum and the list goes on.
The reality of adoption will be explored over the two day event with key session topics including what opportunities does Blockchain present, what are both the business and technology case for adoption.
- What forms of Distributed Ledger do we need, and practical issues such as security and scalability?
- A regulation panel to discuss future regulation, how regulation changes will affect early adoption, and what are the compliance issues financial institutions must be aware of.
- How are investors viewing the technology?
- What are the most innovative start-ups doing, and where can this innovation take you.
For those new to the space, or who have a desire to brush up on their existing knowledge Dave Birch will be hosting an initial Blockchain 101 on Tuesday 26th.
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