Blockchain Summit London is a 3 day summit and exhibition connecting over 1,500 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors.
What is Block Chain Summit?
A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Blockchains which are readable by the public are widely used by cryptocurrencies. Private blockchains have been proposed for business use. Some marketing of blockchains has been called ``snake oil.``
Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data (generally represented as a merkle tree root hash). By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. It is ``an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way``. For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication and validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires consensus of the network majority.
Though blockchain records are not unalterable, blockchains may be considered secure by design and exemplify a distributed computing system with high Byzantine fault tolerance. Decentralized consensus has therefore been claimed with a blockchain.
Blockchain was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to serve as the public transaction ledger of the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The invention of the blockchain for bitcoin made it the first digital currency to solve the double-spending problem without the need of a trusted authority or central server. The bitcoin design has inspired other applications.
Why Should I Participate In This Summit?
Gathering of leading scholars, researchers, developers, CEO's, CTO's, lawyers and government officials.
Why Should I Participate In This Summit?
Attendees will discuss the most challenging issues, obstacles and opportunities that cryptocurrency must address to deploy efficiently and blockchain payments, manage the cost of uncontrolled traffic growth, develop cryptocurrency, capture revenues and generate a return on their cryptocurrency investments.
Based on unique content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit is the largest dedicated Blockchain Event in Daejeon, South Korea. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience.
Join the Summit keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with visionary speakers.
Cutting-edge case studies offer a “how-to” approach to deploying Blockchain technologies across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, media and entertainment, and more.
Roundtable discussions and hosted networking sessions provide exceptional opportunities for attendees to connect with peers and deep-dive into topics.
Over 10 Industry Leading Speakers
* – Invited / Requested
Founder & CEO, Blockchain HELIX AG
Senior Legal Counsel, ENGIE
Managing Director, Exceet Secure Solutions
KOKULA KRISHNA HARI K
Global Practice Leader Data Science, Mott Macdonald
Musician, Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Research Cluster and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
CTO, Glance Technologies
Head of Architecture Services and Global Blockchain Centre of Competency, Allianz
ROSIE COOPER MP*
Founder & CEO, Uinspire
Global Blockchain Leader, PwC
Co-Founder, BTU Protocol
THE EARL OF LINDSAY*
MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP*
EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead, Barclays
GONCALO DE VASCONCELOS*
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University
CEO and CoCretor, Big Innovation Centre
Professor/Co-Director UCL Centre, UCL London
Managing Director, HS Property Group
Founder, Accord Project
Head of Strategic Futures, B3i Alliance
Principal, Digital Innovation, BP
Legal Expert, KPMG
Best Finance, Daimler Trucks
Technology Partner, Hogan Lovells
Chief Blockchain Strategist, SAP
LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD*
Digital Strategy Advisor, Microsoft
Lead Engineer, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM
Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
THE LORD HASKEL*
Head of Product, BlockEx
Director, Police Foundation
DAVID WARBURTON MP*
BOB SEELY MP*
Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
Chairman of ITFA and Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Head of Global Banking, Ripple
Author Advisor for Publica and the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author
Global Head Payments, Western Union
Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel
Head of Global Innovation and Technology, UNOPS
Chairman, San Marino Innovation
CHRIS EVANS MP*
COO, City Web Consultants
Founder, CryptoFuse, Inc.
DAMIEN MOORE MP*
RT HON EDWARD VAIZEY MP*
ANDREW PERCY MP*
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mindshare
Innovation Strategy Director, Oracle
Programme Manager at techUK
LEE ROWLEY MP*
International Group Head of Finance, DLA Piper
BARONESS BLOOMFIELD OF HINTON WALDRIST*
Innovation/Tech/R&D Management, IATA
Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Services
Analyst & Editor, Rethink Technology Research
CEO, Tandem Bank
Co-founder, Global Token Exchange
Business Development UK/Europe, Blockpass
KEMI BADENOCH MP*
Founder and Host, ICOrad.io
CEO and Founder, Mainframe
DARREN JONES MP*
Managing Partner of Rothbadi & Co and President of Blockchain Alliance for Good
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE *
CEO, Starling Bank
MARC CHRISTIAN RIEBE*
Founder & CEO, eLocations
Head of Policy & Programme Leader, Charities Aid Foundation
Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson
CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.Life
Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
President, Government Blockchain Association London
Digital Transformation Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group
LORD VAUX OF HARROWDEN*
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
Managing Director, Government Relations and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository
Head of Innovation for Santander UK Technology
THE VISCOUNT RIDLEY DL*
WILLIAM WRAGG MP*
Blockchain Evangelist Finserv Experts
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research
JOHN HOWELL MP*
Founder, Famous Publicity
Head Of Content for Blockchain Live
IMRAN GULAMHUSEINWALA OBE*
Global Head, Fin Tech
Deputy Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
Partner, Banking & International Finance Team, CMS London
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