Day 1

23 January 2017

Blockchain Technologies & Development – Day 1

There has been a flurry of new start ups, announcements, new user cases, and applications being developed using blockchain technology. Research provides strong evidence that blockchain technology could transform existing business models and invent new forms of business in a profound way. The Blockchain technologies track examines key challenges for developers building these initiatives, you will also hear from a number of innovative Blockchain start ups, their business cases, and case studies, and be able to see how to partner with a number of emerging technology players to forward your Blockchain services. According to Markets and Markets, the global blockchain technology market is expected to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this session, leading venture capitalists and investors will examine the emerging blockchain technology landscape and why there is so much attention around the sector. The blockchain technologies track look at how Blockchain companies are creating disruptive solutions to real world problems.    

09:30AM

Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

David Peyronnin

Head of Blockchain Services

Mthree Consulting

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. David Peyronnin, Head of Blockchain Services, Mthree Consulting

09:40AM

Monax

Paul du Plessis

Head of Partnerships

Monax

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09:40AM - Day 1

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12:30PM - Day 1

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Monax is an ecosystem application platform using permissioned distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.

. Paul du Plessis, Head of Partnerships, Monax

09:55AM

Keynote: Building frameworks and new services for running blockchain networks

10:25AM

Mamoru.io – How blockchain helps protect your loved posessions

Rhian Lewis

Co Founder

Mamoru.io

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02:40PM - Day 1

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Theft is an unfortunate fact of life. What if there was one permanent global register, where you could record your ownership of anything you value? What if there was an easy app that allowed you to prove this identity with one tap? And what if your possessions were tagged in such a way that you could always see where they are. Proof of ownership, proof of possession, proof of proximity.

 

At Mamoru, we use the Ethereum blockchain to power our proof-of-possession applications. When you register your ownership using our app, your identity is paired with the chip in your asset and this pairing is written to thousands of computers all over the world, from which this transaction can never be deleted.

. Rhian Lewis, Co Founder, Mamoru.io

10:40AM

BLOCKEX: Digital Asset Exchange Platform

Aleksander Nowak

CIO and Blockchain Expert

BlockEx

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The BlockEx (Digital Asset Exchange Platform) DAxP is digital asset creation, issuance and trading platform. With toolkits for asset creation servicing, trade settlement, permissioned trading and automated reporting.

 

BlockEx Labs works with trading firms, institutions and governments providing managed services for its toolkits as well as bespoke blockchain implementations and Proof of Concepts.

. Aleksander Nowak, CIO and Blockchain Expert, BlockEx

10:55AM

Networking Break

12:00PM

How can developers make the most of the blockchain opportunity?

Mark Simpson

Distinguished Engineer, Innovation Engineering

RBS

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  • Examining open source blockchain development
  • How to develop scalable solutions
  • Building in security around regulatory compliance and accountability
  • Leverage existing codebases, workflows, and development ecosystems
  • Getting started with a highly scalable Ethereum compliant blockchain
. Mark Simpson, Distinguished Engineer, Innovation Engineering , RBS

12:40PM

BaaS for Developers and Partners

Michael Platt

Principal Engineer

Microsoft

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As an open, flexible, and scalable platform, Azure supports a rapidly growing number of distributed ledger technologies that address specific business and technical requirements for security, performance, and operational processes. Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) provides a rapid, low-cost, low-risk, and fail-fast platform for organizations to collaborate together by experimenting with new business processes—backed by a cloud platform with the largest compliance portfolio in the industry. This session will show how to find developer tools and blockchain-compatible cloud services to quickly bring solutions to market and at scale.

. Michael Platt, Principal Engineer, Microsoft

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Panel: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

Yacine Teraï

Blockchain Investment & Corporate Business Advisor

Coinsilium

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According to Markets and Markets, the global blockchain technology market is expected to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this session, leading venture capitalists and investors will examine the emerging blockchain technology landscape and why there is so much attention around the sector.

  • The opportunities for blockchain from an investor and VC viewpoint
  • What are the advantages of blockchain to investors when compared to other emerging technologies?
  • What criteria are VC’s looking for to invest in blockchain start-ups
Moderator: . Yacine Teraï, Blockchain Investment & Corporate Business Advisor, Coinsilium
. Jean-Marc Bonnefous, Managing partner, Tellurian Capital
. Eddy Travia, Pioneer Blockchain Investor & CEO, Coinsilium
. Jamie Burke, CEO , Outlier Capital LLP + Blockchain Angels

02:40PM

Bloki

Giuliano Pierucci

Founder and Digital Strategist

Blockchain 2Advise Lab

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02:40PM - Day 1

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Bloki – On Blockchain By Bloki

Bloki creates an unbreakable link between an asset and whoever owns it – meaning you can track the entire lifecycle of this from creation to dissolution. The platform effectively allows you to manage your valuables and assets via blockchain, confidentially. It uses the points of strength of blockchain technology, which are: disintermediation, security and traceability.

Bloki is created by the Blockchain 2advise Lab and is fully neutral, meaning it doesn’t collect or store data on your valuables or assets.

. Giuliano Pierucci, Founder and Digital Strategist, Blockchain 2Advise Lab

03:00PM

Settlemint

Matthew Van Niekerk

Founder & CEO

SettleMint

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03:00PM - Day 1

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  • Registration & authentication – Securely store and validate documents on a distributed ledger
  • Immutable provenance tracking – Track goods, parts or sensitive items from source to destination
  • Know Your Customer & Know Your Business – Securely share KYC/KYB information reducing costs while enhancing customers experience
  • Marketplaces – Reduce transaction costs by keeping money inside your marketplace
  • Digital voting – Optimise electoral processes, corporate governance processes and proxy voting
  • Audit trail – Tamper-proof, time-stamped and immutable audit trails
. Matthew Van Niekerk, Founder & CEO, SettleMint

03:15PM

Coinspace

03:40PM

Trakti

Luigi Telesca

Founder and CEO

Trakti

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03:40PM - Day 2

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11:00AM - Day 1

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Trakti is a peer to peer cloud-based business negotiation and contract management platform supporting the entire lifecycle of your commercial negotiation

. Luigi Telesca, Founder and CEO, Trakti

04:00PM

London Ethereum Meet Up

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  • Examining the latest in Ethereum design, upcoming technical developments and applications in private systems
  • Exploring Ethereum as a guide for new ways of thinking about distributed systems, as well as a prototyping and simulation platform

05:30PM

Close of Conference

Day 2

24 January 2017

Blockchain Technologies & Development – Day 2

   

9:30AM

Introduction: Why blockchain is the beginning of new commerce and why conventional operating models don’t work.

. Nick Ayton, Author, Blockchain Writer, Speaker

09:50AM

MONI

Bernino Lind

Advisory Board Member

Moni

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09:50AM - Day 2

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10:10AM - Day 2

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MONI creates smart, personal banking tools for everyone, everywhere. Our simple, low-cost banking tools make it easier for people to pay securely for their purchases, offline or online, send money to friends, receive money, get loans, withdraw cash, and have mobile access to their MONI account.

. Bernino Lind, Advisory Board Member, Moni

10:05AM

Cashaa

Kumar Gaurav

Founder & CEO

Cashaa

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10:05AM - Day 2

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10:40AM - Day 2

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Cashaa is a P2P marketplace powered by the Blockchain to transfer cash anywhere in the world. Cashaa’s model is based on connecting individuals who wish to send and receive money anywhere in the world, with cryptocurrency traders/network who accept the physical cash from the sender in one location and give it to the receiver in another location in exchange of selling and buying their cryptocurrencies. The money transfer requests are selected and matched through a live bidding process from cryptocurrency trader. There is no fee charged to the cash sender or to the receiver and all transfers are based on real exchange rates, without any tricks or hidden fees. Simply 0% fee.

. Kumar Gaurav, Founder & CEO, Cashaa

10:20AM

Wirex

Dmitry Lazarichev

Founder

Wirex Limited

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10:20AM - Day 2

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11:10AM - Day 2

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Wirex — the new and improved hybrid personal banking solution. We are the first company to combine the speed and flexibility of blockchain finance with the acceptance of traditional currency — all in one account. We offer secure bitcoin wallets linked to Visa and MasterCard debit cards, supported by online and mobile applications.

 

At Wirex, we believe that it is time to change the outdated, expensive and often frustrating financial infrastructure. We have succeeded in integrating the best peer-to-peer transfer and global payments technologies — so simple, our service works with just a few clicks. We’ve worked hard to enhance security, protect privacy, and improve customer experience, so you can enjoy unrivalled remittance and personal banking services.

 

At Wirex, we are constantly innovating and improving our products and services to suit your needs. Let us drive your money to the future of banking.

. Dmitry Lazarichev, Founder , Wirex Limited

10:35AM

Air.Life

Nathan Frey

Founder

Air

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10:35AM - Day 2

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Air is the “Work Network”: a new open source P2P network for users to certify their identity, build their reputation, and exchange products and services directly among themselves without intermediaries, fees, or restrictions

. Nathan Frey, Founder, Air

10:50AM

Agrello

Hando Rand

CEO

Agrello

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10:50AM - Day 2

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Proof of You is built and powered by the blockchain. The entire system is decentralized, transparent, and fortified for security. The scalable blockchain in development also lets the system scale to the point of hundreds of millions of transactions a year.

We are the world’s first globally scaling digital identity and signature platform to the world. By binding identities to blockchain technology, you’ll get the first truly immutable decentralized digital identity technology. Based on Estonia’s Digital Signature success and built by the same team that made it for all Estonians, you’ll be able to sign and verify anything from your smartphone anywhere else in the world.

 

. Hando Rand, CEO, Agrello

11:05AM

riddle&code

Álvaro Mier Trujillo

CEO

Riddle & Code

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11:05AM - Day 2

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Identification is a strong emergent theme in a wide variety of industries such us travel, finance, healthcare, corporations and the Internet of Things (IoT). riddle&code’s solution creates digital and physical certifications simultaneously, which are 100% compatible with the blockchain. This allows individuals, businesses and governments to validate in real time the identity of any person on the blockchain. riddle&code as a platform connects the blockchain to any physical object in an uncompromisable way.

. Álvaro Mier Trujillo, CEO, Riddle & Code

11:25AM

JAAK, Connecting the media industry via blockchain

Vaughn McKenzie

Founder

JAAK

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We connect media, metadata and rights. Using smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.

Creating a decentralised marketplace for media.

. Vaughn McKenzie, Founder, JAAK

11:40AM

Blokur

Phil Barry

Founder

Blòkur

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11:40AM - Day 2

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Blokur is a startup company building a blockchain-based platform for the management and monetization of creative rights, and the successor to Ujo, the prototype blockchain music platform developed in collaboration with the Grammy-winning artist Imogen Heap.

 

. Phil Barry, Founder, Blòkur

12:00PM

Networking Break

01:15PM

Coinspace

01:35PM

Chainvine

Oliver N Oram

Founder

Chainvine

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01:35PM - Day 2

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12:00PM - Day 1

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Chainvine – Aims to provide decentralised solutions through chainvine’s asset management solution and platform, showing how Blockchain and other developed decentralised technologies can increase performance, revenue, accountability and security for large and small entities in the private and public sector.

. Oliver N Oram, Founder, Chainvine

01:50PM

Avalanchain – Blockchains as Data Streams

Yuriy Habarov

CTO & Founder

Avalanchain

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  • Create as many Chains as you like
  • Each Stream is a separate Chain of digitally signed events
  • No need to restart anything to start a new chain
  • High volume and minimal latency on every Stream
. Yuriy Habarov, CTO & Founder, Avalanchain

02:05PM

Copyrobo

Kadir Kurtulus

Co-Founder

Copyrobo

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02:05PM - Day 2

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Copyrobo is a technology company that helps you secure your copyright anywhere in the world in less than 60 seconds. We use the world’s leading technologies such as Blockchain and Qualified Timestamps to help you prove and manage your copyrights. We designed Copyrobo to help you protect and, if you wish, share your creative content easily and securely.

 

We offer individuals and companies a variety of easy-to-apply copyright solutions (mobile and web) at affordable prices. We also offer a customizable solution for sharing your copyright information with the world–to deter infringement and encourage licensing.

 

Copyrobo’s solutions are compatible with all evolving worldwide laws, rules and regulation that govern copyright protection. Copyright rules differ around the world, with special rules applying to the European Union and other countries. We have you covered no matter your need.

. Kadir Kurtulus, Co-Founder, Copyrobo

02:20PM

ChainReactor

Pieter van Ysseldijk

COO

Chainreactor

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02:20PM - Day 2

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ChainReactor utilizes node-attached, secure hardware devices to store private keys and perform smart hashing. Each node of a ChainReactor blockchain therefore requires both a hardware device and appropriately authorization to participate. This forms the basis for the permissioned schema.

Our ASIC hardware has the ability to change algorithms on the fly – only our ASIC chips can do this.

. Pieter van Ysseldijk, COO, Chainreactor

02:35PM

Blockverify

Pavlo Tanasyuk

Founder & CEO

Blockverify

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02:35PM - Day 2

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Blockverify – The potential of blockchain technology to improve anti-counterfeit measures in different industries and have a significant positive social impact

. Pavlo Tanasyuk, Founder & CEO, Blockverify

02:50PM

Loyyal

Stuart Evans

EVP Global Loyalty Strategy

Loyyal

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02:50PM - Day 2

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Loyyal is reinventing how loyalty is created and rewarded. Using blockchain and smart contract technology, Loyyal has built its proprietary interoperable loyalty and rewards platform to address a highly fragmented industry, and offer multiple industries an innovative way to incentivize customer behavior and release undiscovered relationship value.

. Stuart Evans, EVP Global Loyalty Strategy, Loyyal

03:05PM

CrossVerify – monetising blockchain

Jon Hall

Chief Growth Officer

Eastman Kodak Company

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Carl Weir

CEO

CrossVerify

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CrossVerify is a UK registered Biometric authentication company using blockchain technology to create an authentication utility tied to the AML, KYC, KYP, KYP documentation for any industry.

CrossVerify is the core product of CrossVerify and is the Trust Utility providing a unified digital identity that can be utilized via CrossVerify’s open API.

. Jon Hall, Chief Growth Officer, Eastman Kodak Company
. Carl Weir, CEO, CrossVerify

03:20PM

From blockchain and distributed ledgers to ecosystems and consortia

Alpesh Doshi

Founder & Managing Partner

Fintricity

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This 15 minutes will be focused on the large opportunity to create real applications of blockchain.

Fintricity Innovative Thinking, Agile Delivery Founded in 2001, Fintricity have been at the forefront of technology and digital transformation for over 15 years. Entrepreneurs at heart, we take a business-first approach to match the right blend of solutions and technologies to solve our clients’ specific business challenges. Our practical, agile approach combined with the breadth and depth of expertise across the team,

. Alpesh Doshi, Founder & Managing Partner, Fintricity

03:35PM

Plutus

Christopher Gilbert

Software Engineer

Plutus

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03:35PM - Day 2

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The Plutus platform consists of two interconnected parts:

1) Plutus Tap & Pay, an Android app for making contactless payments
using digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum at any NFC-enabled
point of sale in the world right away. Using existing hardware and
infrastructure, and without waiting for merchants. Universal NFC
stickers and physical debit cards will also be available.

2) The PlutusDEX, a decentralized peer-to-peer trading platform on the
Ethereum network which acts as fuel and provides the necessary liquidity
for Plutus Tap & Pay. Currently Plutus is at the forefront of this
development, since these technologies has never been combined  before
since their inception.

. Christopher Gilbert, Software Engineer, Plutus

03:50PM

ChainThat

Vikas Acharya

Co Founder

ChainThat

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03:50PM - Day 2

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ChainThat is a technology-focused start-up that specializes in delivery of Blockchain-based enterprise distributed applications and products across different industry verticals. ChainThat has been actively developing decentralised Blockchain solutions targeted at the commercial insurance sector since 2015.

Our team has an extensive background in the insurance markets and between us have over 100 years of experience designing and deploying insurance technology solutions, many of which have won industry awards. We have invested in understanding Blockchain & decentralised technologies and how these can be adopted in practical and deployable enterprise insurance solutions. We have already developed Blockchain insurance solutions by working with representatives from Brokers, Insurers, Reinsurers and MGAs to better understand the business issues being faced within the insurance market. From these collaborations we have demonstrated how our Blockchain solutions provide tangible business benefits.

ChainThat is uniquely placed to help insurance organisations, to execute their digital strategy and vision by leveraging the benefits of Blockchain technology to deliver competitive advantage. We offer a range of expert services to reliably deliver Blockchain products and solutions, helping our customers reduce their time-to-market, cost-to-market and the total cost of ownership of their IT estate.

. Vikas Acharya, Co Founder, ChainThat

04:05PM

Close of Conference