Day 1 - 18 April 2018

Developing Blockchain Applications

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 applications could transform existing business models and invent new forms of business in a profound way. The Developing Blockchain Applications 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.

09:00AM

Adriana Hamacher

Managing editor

Blockchain News

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09:00AM - Day 1

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Developing Blockchain Applications: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

. Adriana Hamacher, Managing editor, Blockchain News
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09:10AM

Alex Mashinsky

Founder, CEO

Celsius

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09:10AM - Day 1

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Why Peer to Peer Lending is the killer app for Ethereum

  • How to get paid 5% interest on your crypto.
  • How to pick a good ICO
. Alex Mashinsky, Founder, CEO , Celsius
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09:30AM

Jack Tanner

Decentralized Technologies Lead at Indorse and CTO and Co-founder of workonblockchain.com

workonblockchain

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Tachat Igityan

Founder and CFO

Destream.io

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03:00PM - Day 2

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09:30AM - Day 1

View Panel : How can developers make the most of the blockchain opportunity?

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Andrzej Horoszczak

CEO and Founder

Billon

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09:30AM - Day 1

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Rong Chen

Founder

Elastos Foundation

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09:30AM - Day 1

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Alina Sattarova

Head of Marketing & Business development

CryptoRobotics LLC

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09:30AM - Day 1

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Panel : How can developers make the most of the blockchain opportunity?

  • 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
Moderator: . Jack Tanner, Decentralized Technologies Lead at Indorse and CTO and Co-founder of workonblockchain.com, workonblockchain
. Tachat Igityan, Founder and CFO, Destream.io
. Andrzej Horoszczak, CEO and Founder, Billon
. Rong Chen, Founder, Elastos Foundation
. Alina Sattarova, Head of Marketing & Business development, CryptoRobotics LLC
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10:10AM

Yan Li

CEO

GXS Foundation Ltd

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10:10AM - Day 1

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Keynote: Building Data Economy Ecosystem

  • Key parts in this ecosystem (Consumers, Businesses and Developers)
  • Three challenges to enable this ecosystem fully functioning (Users, Applications and data exchange platform)
  • Two applications to empower individuals to monetize their own data with full control
  • User case regarding two applications in China
  • Key security consideration from GXS’ view
. Yan Li, CEO, GXS Foundation Ltd
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10:40AM

Deniel Horvatic

Head of Blockchain Development

Porsche Digital Lab

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10:40AM - Day 1

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Leif-Nissen Lundbaek

CEO

Xain

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10:40AM - Day 1

View The eXpandable AI Network as an embedded system demonstrated in the Porsche Vehicle Network

02:10PM - Day 2

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The eXpandable AI Network as an embedded system demonstrated in the Porsche Vehicle Network

  • Integration and focus on embedded systems: Processor clients as a secure gateway inside embedded hardware, suitable for machines & vehicles (showcase of Porsche Panamera integration)
  • Proof of Kernel Work: Energy-efficient consensus algorithm suitable for microcontrollers, ECUs, etc. in different machine types
  • Efficient data structure of 3 different clients: Initiators, Processors & Loggers combined with proxy re-encryption & IPFS
  • Lundbaek-Steiner-Huth protocol: User & method based access control framework for fast and privacy-preserving platform integrations in device networks
. Deniel Horvatic, Head of Blockchain Development, Porsche Digital Lab
. Leif-Nissen Lundbaek, CEO, Xain
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11:00AM

Networking Break

11:20AM

Jordan Andrews

Blockchain Developer

Stratis Platform

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11:20AM - Day 1

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Developing smart contracts in C# using Stratis

  • Developing and deploying a smart contract in C# with Stratis.
  • The fragile state of Solidity, the EVM and other custom execution environments for smart contracts.
  • Innovation in smart contract execution: Constraining the functionality of an existing language and virtual machine (C# / .NET Core CLR), rather than building a custom execution environment.
  • Leveraging the established .NET development ecosystem to provide the best developer tooling.
. Jordan Andrews, Blockchain Developer, Stratis Platform
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11:50AM

Arlyn Culwick

Co-Founder

the Blocknet

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11:50AM - Day 1

View What should inter-blockchain infrastructure look like?

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What should inter-blockchain infrastructure look like?

  • Why inter-blockchain infrastructure will usher in a new epoch for the internet
  • An exploration of inter-blockchain architecture
  • An introduction to some available protocols and what counts as a desirable protocol
  • Use-cases and how to design inter-chain dapps and services
  • Why the API ecosystem will more than likely transform into the “token ecosystem”
. Arlyn Culwick, Co-Founder, the Blocknet
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12:20PM

Tim Kozak

Head of Technology at Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab

Intellectsoft

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12:20PM - Day 1

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Retrospective: Witnessing the Evolution of Blockchain

  • At the frontier of building blockchain applications
  • Surprising barriers and unprecedented discoveries
  • Insightful statistics and valuable lessons
  • What to expect next
. Tim Kozak, Head of Technology at Intellectsoft Blockchain Lab, Intellectsoft
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12:30PM

Craig Sproule

CEO

Crowd Machine

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12:30PM - Day 1

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What’s the true value of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a revolution paving the way for ultimate global adoption of crypto currency as a replacement for fiat. The true value of bitcoin is far more than that. In this session; we will discuss the real monetization of the crypto revolution.

. Craig Sproule, CEO, Crowd Machine
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01:00PM

Networking Lunch

01:50PM

Adriana Hamacher

Managing editor

Blockchain News

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09:00AM - Day 1

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Harsh Jani

Business Development Manager

Swarm

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01:50PM - Day 1

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

10:00AM - Day 1

View Panel: Understanding the market dynamics for ICO’s token sales and crowd funding

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Oleg Seydak

• Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BMC Group SPC Ltd of Blackmoon Financial Group, former co-founding partner of Flint Capital

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01:50PM - Day 1

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Lawrence Lundy

Head of Research

Outlier Ventures

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01:50PM - Day 1

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Oleg Ivanov

CEO and founder

InvestBazar & CryptoBazar Funds

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01:50PM - Day 1

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

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

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: . Adriana Hamacher, Managing editor, Blockchain News
. Harsh Jani, Business Development Manager, Swarm
. Oleg Seydak, • Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BMC Group SPC Ltd of Blackmoon Financial Group, former co-founding partner of Flint Capital,
. Lawrence Lundy, Head of Research, Outlier Ventures
. Oleg Ivanov, CEO and founder, InvestBazar & CryptoBazar Funds
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02:30PM

Taini Andrea

Visioner, Software Architect

Multiversum

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02:30PM - Day 1

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Enterprise applications using standard persistency in blockchain

  • Entity Relationships as first class citizens of Blockchain
  • Parallel work in Blockchain
  • Concepts for infrastructures for 3rd part applications
  • Regionalisation of data
. Taini Andrea, Visioner, Software Architect, Multiversum
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03:00PM

Hob Khadka

Founder & CEO

XcelTrip

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03:00PM - Day 1

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Blockchain applications : hype or reality

  • Hundreds of ICOs with just whitepaper
  • Scalability challenges – CryptoKitties
  • Hype KodakCoin  , reality XcelToken.
  • Why one is hype and other is reality. Single use case vs multitude of vertical integration in hospitality space.
  • Two pronged strategy with permissionless ( bitcoin, ethereum) and permissioned ( quorum, hyperledger, corda)
  • Infrastructure to support crypto token liquidity : Decentralized exchanges to Bancor
. Hob Khadka, Founder & CEO, XcelTrip
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03:30PM

Guy Newing

CEO

Kinect Enterprises

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03:30PM - Day 1

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Kinect Re-energising the Delivery of Healthcare in Africa

  • Challenges of Healthcare and international Aid Delivery in Africa
  • Three pillars of the Kinect solution
. Guy Newing, CEO, Kinect Enterprises
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03:40PM

Networking Break

04:00PM

Hans Lombardo

CMO

Blockpass IDN

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04:00PM - Day 1

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Blockpass – Identity for a Connected World

  • How the blockchain can support identity verification of humans (KYC), objects (KYO) and connected devices (KYD)
  • Building a platform-as-a-service offering shared regulatory compliance services for humans, companies, objects, and devices.
  • Enabling development of new apps that need trusted connections between human, corporate, and device identities
. Hans Lombardo, CMO, Blockpass IDN
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04:30PM

Fernando Contreras

CTO

Traxion

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04:30PM - Day 1

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TraXion’s Hyperledger Fabric Experience

. Fernando Contreras, CTO, Traxion
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04:40PM

Shen Jun Zhang

CTO

Merculet

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04:40PM - Day 1

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Launch a new Era of the Internet

  • What we believe: The Internet of Value is made up of thousands of developing enterprises instead of a few internet giants
  • What we see: The Relations of Production Revolution has arrived
  • What we do: We provide token-driven solutions for entrepreneurs to fully embrace the new era
  • How to realize our solution: Multi-tier architecture with multi-chain and multi-asset
. Shen Jun Zhang, CTO, Merculet
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04:50PM

Armin Ebrahimi

Founder and CEO

ShoCard

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12:00PM - Day 1

View Panel: Cybersecurity and ID management using Blockchain

04:50PM - Day 1

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Next generation of Blockchain ID verification

  • Eliminates the need for usernames and passwords blockchain
  • Using blockchain technology to authorize and validate identity, shared data is completely secure
  • Streamlining identity management for the enterprise, banks, online retailers, airlines and anywhere logins are required.
. Armin Ebrahimi, Founder and CEO, ShoCard
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05:10PM

Steve Deng

Chief AI Scientist

MATRIX

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05:10PM - Day 1

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When blockchain has AI

This talk will first cover the major issue hindering a wider acceptance of blockchain technologies. On such a basis, we will briefly review the fast-growing artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Then we outline how to integrate AI with blockchain to make it faster, easier, and safer. Our proposal on leveraging the mining computer power for big data applications will also be discussed.

. Steve Deng, Chief AI Scientist, MATRIX
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05:30PM

Paco Garcia

CTO

Yoti

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05:30PM - Day 1

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Self-Sovereign Private Distributed Identity

  • An interoperable architecture for distributed identity systems.
  • Privacy by design is a must for blockchain identity systems in a GDPR world.
  • YOTI’s Self-Sovereign Private Distributed Identity.
  • A possible application to decentralise global internet names.
. Paco Garcia, CTO, Yoti
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05:50PM

Breanna Faye

Architect and Experience Design Lead

rLoop

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05:50PM - Day 1

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rLoop – The Power of Crowdsourced Engineering

The presentation will be around decentralising high-technology, and how that will help overcome the innovation bottleneck. Breanna will talk about how the idea of decentralising high technology led to the creation and evolution of rLoop, and how we’ve worked as a globally-distributed crowdsourced community of over 1,200, working on projects such as the hyperloop, human flight devices, and executing advanced engineering projects from concept ideation to design and prototyping resulting in processes for the future of work. rLoop is a blockchain-powered innovation platform and community that allows people to work on highly technological projects, with a focus on engineering and hardware. This leads to a discussion of how all industries can utilize the blockchain to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

. Breanna Faye, Architect and Experience Design Lead, rLoop
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06:00PM

Aritz Bermejo

ascension.protocol

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Ryan Powers

ascension.protocol

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Denitza Tyufekchieva

Co-Founder

Propy Inc.

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06:00PM - Day 1

View Blockchain Social Club – Meet Up

11:40AM - Day 2

View Panel: The challenges and opportunities of Blockchain in the property market

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Ajit Tripathi

Partner, Financial Markets Infrastructure

ConsenSys

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06:00PM - Day 1

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03:00PM - Day 2

View Panel: What are the regulatory implications of using blockchain technologies

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Vlad Panchenko

CEO and Founder

dmarket.com/

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06:00PM - Day 1

View Blockchain Social Club – Meet Up

04:50PM - Day 1

View How to Avoid Hidden Risks and Pitfalls While Investing in ICOs

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Dennis O’Connell

Senior Global Architect

Bank of America

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06:00PM - Day 1

View Blockchain Social Club – Meet Up

04:20PM - Day 2

View Panel: Building partnerships to help grow financial services blockchain solutions

10:50AM - Day 2

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Blockchain Social Club – Meet Up

Blockchain Social Club is hosting a meetup event with Ascension Protocol. They will provide a Day 1 debrief and speaker presentation summary focusing on the first day Blockchain speakers. They will conclude the event with an extended panel discussion and Q&A with a number of event speakers.

Moderator: . Aritz Bermejo, , ascension.protocol
Moderator: . Ryan Powers, , ascension.protocol
. Denitza Tyufekchieva, Co-Founder, Propy Inc.
. Ajit Tripathi, Partner, Financial Markets Infrastructure, ConsenSys
. Vlad Panchenko, CEO and Founder, dmarket.com/
. Dennis O’Connell, Senior Global Architect, Bank of America
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07:00PM

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