29 November 2017
Developing Blockchain Applications: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Keynote: Understanding how blockchain applications are built
- Examining what blockchain systems can do
- What are the benefits of blockchain technologies for developers?
- Decentralization of technology, public ledger systems, immutable transactions
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
Treasures of the game industry. Useless items to become priceless.
There are more than 2.2 billion players, who are spending time to get virtual assets. Only 6% of gamers can monetize them, as the game universes are not connected to each other. The blockchain technology provides a way to bring these universes together, creating real value for every virtual item from every game. The convergence of virtual and real economies will allow to open a multibillion dollar market of in-game items for billions of gamers. The report will cover the current state of the gaming industry, the growth opportunities, and the different ways the blockchain technology can change the way we manage virtual and real assets.
Panel: Building apps on the Ethereum Platform
- Understanding how Ethereum as a decentralized platform can help you run smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.
- 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
Case study: Smart contracts embedded in IoT-enabled devices
- Smart contracts as self-executing trust estates
- How protocols give control of the cryptographic keys for operating the property to the person who rightfully owns that property, based on the terms of the contract
- How to have property embedded with information about who owns it
- Interface between Slock.it and Ethereum
Securing Blockchain applications
- Building secure blockchain-based applications
- Blockchain applications do provide safety over alternative solutions, however they are one facet of a larger system that is not hack proof. How do we secure operating system environments, auditing and a myriad of other security issues
- If blockchain is to be used in multiple enterprises, what are the key security considerations?
Case study – Toyota: Using blockchains in autonomous vehicles
CFO and Head of Mobility Services
Toyota Research Institute
12:20PM - Day 1
- Current issues with autonomous vehicles
- How blockchain technology could be used to produce safe and reliable autonomous vehicles
- Toyota’s research institute – project overview
- How this technology could be applied into other aspects of the car industry
Case study: Building apps using Disney’s dragonchain blockchain platform
President and Founder
12:40PM - Day 1
- Public/private hybrid blockchain model
- Integration of multi currency features
- Proof of work (PoW) as chain verification
- Open source and data security
Panel: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace
Senior Strategic Analyst
L'Atelier BNP Paribas US
02:00PM - Day 1
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
Quanta – A New Generation of Regulated Internet Gaming
Blockchain Applications for Compliance
03:00PM - Day 1
04:20PM - Day 2
Blockchain enables granular transparency that is essential to stakeholders who need to demonstrate provenance. In this session, we demonstrate how openly available blockchain technology can be adapted for applications that benefit end-users in financial services, healthcare, real estate and any other situation where time-stamping can show data provenance.
Developers are the target audience for this talk. However, it is also recommended for executives and entrepreneurs who ask themselves, “What can blockchain do to protect my business?”
Case study: Turning your personal data and digital assets into unique property
- Turning your personal data and digital assets into unique property
- Issuance and transfer of property titles for digital assets
- Chain of ownership and attribution authenticated independently
Panel: Blockchain as a service (Baas)
- How to create a cryptographically secure, shared, distributed ledger
- Optimizing digital signature technology to create transactions that reduce fraud and establish trust and accountability
- How to address security, performance and operational processes in BaaS
- Data management and analysis capabilities in the public or private blockchain equation
Case study: Bext360 – coffee traceability from farmer to cup
- Machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to source high-quality agricultural products directly from the source
- Digital/mobile payments to the farmers, communities, and banks utilizing block chain payments directly to the stakeholders
- Tracking the goods from the source to the end consumer, allowing the end consumer to interact directly with the communities that provide the goods
Scalability of enterprise blockchain solutions
- How will various blockchains perform as their usage increases?
- Examining key performance metrics, and data sets via blockchain installations
- How to test different platforms, and work out which best suits your needs?
- Examining different approaches to scalability ; big data storage, layer split, selective sharing or side chain