The Blockchain Workshops Land in London

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11th Jun 2015




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The Blockchain Workshops are a series of events around block chain technology with an academic core, focused on evolution of the technologies in areas beyond finance to incude identity, smart contracts and more.  

The London edition of the series is scheduled for June 13-16, 2015  with a hands-on workshop and a hackathon, followed by a policy round table and a two day conference. Get Tickets.

On the 15-16th June, a public agenda conference will cover the following topics:

● Bitcoin to Blockchain - state of the art of blockchain technologies, including Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, proprietary blockchains and more

● Economics to Cryptoeconomics - economic stability and viability, implications of loss of sovereignty of central banks and potential ability of society to regulate its own money

● Common Law to Cryptolaw - oversight for distributed networks, including regulation, privacy, and identity; building and digitizing legal and institutional frameworks

● Transactional to Relational Economies - the creation and viability of competing value systems, economics and incentive structures

● Financial Exclusion to Inclusion - unbanked, underbanked, and migrant workers, creation of self-sustaining local communities, infrastructure for the other 99%

● The Internet to the Internet of Things - designing architecture The purpose of the workshop and conference is to convene key stakeholders and decision

makers to develop policy frameworks for blockchain technologies and identify actionable, real-world solutions for distributed global infrastructure.

Participating universities working on the agenda and cirriculum include UCL, University of Oxford, London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, the Berkman Center for Interntet & Society at Harvard, Cersa, MIT Media Lab, Hong Kong Universtiy of Science and Technology and CNRS.