Day 1

29 November 2017

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 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.    

09:00AM

Developing Blockchain Applications: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:10PM

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

09:40AM

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

10:20AM

Treasures of the game industry. Useless items to become priceless.

Volodymyr Panchenko

CEO and Founder

Dmarket.io

Associated Talks:

10:20AM - Day 1

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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.

. Volodymyr Panchenko, CEO and Founder , Dmarket.io

10:40AM

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

11:20AM

Case study: Smart contracts embedded in IoT-enabled devices

Stephan Tual

Founder & COO

Slock.it

Associated Talks:

11:20AM - Day 1

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  • 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
. Stephan Tual, Founder & COO, Slock.it

11:40AM

Networking Break

12:00PM

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?

12:20PM

Case study – Toyota: Using blockchains in autonomous vehicles

Chris Ballinger

CFO and Head of Mobility Services

Toyota Research Institute

Associated Talks:

12:20PM - Day 1

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  • 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
. Chris Ballinger, CFO and Head of Mobility Services, Toyota Research Institute

12:40PM

Case study: Building apps using Disney’s dragonchain blockchain platform

Joe Roets

President and Founder

Dragonchain Foundation

Associated Talks:

12:40PM - Day 1

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  • Public/private hybrid blockchain model
  • Integration of multi currency features
  • Proof of work (PoW) as chain verification
  • Open source and data security
. Joe Roets, President and Founder, Dragonchain Foundation

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

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

Matthieu Soule

Senior Strategic Analyst

L'Atelier BNP Paribas US

Associated Talks:

02:00PM - Day 1

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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
. Matthieu Soule, Senior Strategic Analyst , L'Atelier BNP Paribas US

02:40PM

Quanta – A New Generation of Regulated Internet Gaming

Adam Vaziri

Chief Regulatory Officer

Quanta

Associated Talks:

02:40PM - Day 1

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. Adam Vaziri, Chief Regulatory Officer , Quanta

03:00PM

Blockchain Applications for Compliance

Jacob Yocom-Piatt

Project Lead

Decred

Associated Talks:

03:00PM - Day 1

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04:20PM - Day 2

View Panel: What does the future hold for Blockchain technology – where do we think we will be in 2030?

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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?”

. Jacob Yocom-Piatt, Project Lead, Decred

03:20PM

Case study: Turning your personal data and digital assets into unique property

Sean Moss-Pultz

Co-Founder and CEO

Bitmark Inc.

Associated Talks:

03:20PM - Day 1

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  • 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
. Sean Moss-Pultz, Co-Founder and CEO, Bitmark Inc.

03:40PM

Networking break

04:10PM

Panel: Blockchain as a service (Baas)

Matthew C James

Chairman

TRNXHUB

Associated Talks:

04:10PM - Day 1

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  • 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
. Matthew C James, Chairman, TRNXHUB

04:50PM

Case study: Bext360 – coffee traceability from farmer to cup

Daniel Jones

CEO

Bext360

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04:50PM - Day 1

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  • 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

 

 

. Daniel Jones, CEO, Bext360

05:10PM

Scalability of enterprise blockchain solutions

Roger Adhikari

Co-founder and CFO

XcelTrip

Associated Talks:

05:10PM - Day 1

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  • 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
. Roger Adhikari, Co-founder and CFO, XcelTrip

05:30PM

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