Blockchain Summit London is a 2 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
Advisor, The Iota Foundation
DAMIEN MOORE MP*
DARREN JONES MP*
Co-founder, Global Token Exchange
Managing Partner of Rothbadi & Co and President of Blockchain Alliance for Good
Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
Founder & CEO, Uinspire
Founder and Host, ICOrad.io
ANDREW PERCY MP*
WILLIAM WRAGG MP*
CHRIS EVANS MP*
Senior Legal Counsel, ENGIE
Head of Strategic Futures, B3i Alliance
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE *
Chief Blockchain Strategist, SAP
Director of Data Science, Coinbase
Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson
THE VISCOUNT RIDLEY DL*
Head of Innovation for Santander UK Technology
Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mindshare
CTO, Glance Technologies
Best Finance, Daimler Trucks
Chairman, San Marino Innovation
Business Development UK/Europe, Blockpass
Author Advisor for Publica and the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author
CEO, Tandem Bank
KEMI BADENOCH MP*
Legal Expert, KPMG
Managing Director, Red Dawn Consulting
ROSIE COOPER MP*
Head of Product, BlockEx
Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Services
LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD*
THE LORD HASKEL*
President, Government Blockchain Association London
IMRAN GULAMHUSEINWALA OBE*
Global Head, Fin Tech
EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead, Barclays
Head Of Content for Blockchain Live
COO, City Web Consultants
RT HON EDWARD VAIZEY MP*
Technology Partner, Hogan Lovells
Partner, Banking & International Finance Team, CMS London
Co-Founder, BTU Protocol
Deputy Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
Global Head Payments, Western Union
CEO and CoCretor, Big Innovation Centre
Director, Police Foundation
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research
Founder, Accord Project
DAVID WARBURTON MP*
Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel
THE EARL OF LINDSAY*
Lead Engineer, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM
Founding Partner of Blockchain for Good
Musician, Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Research Cluster and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Head of Global Innovation and Technology, UNOPS
LORD STONE OF BLACKHEATH*
Head of Architecture Services and Global Blockchain Centre of Competency, Allianz
Head of Global Banking, Ripple
BARONESS BLOOMFIELD OF HINTON WALDRIST*
Blockchain Evangelist Finserv Experts
MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP*
Professor/Co-Director UCL Centre, UCL London
Programme Manager at techUK
Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
Managing Director, Government Relations and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository
BOB SEELY MP*
Global Practice Leader Data Science, Mott Macdonald
GONCALO DE VASCONCELOS*
KOKULA KRISHNA HARI K
Chairman of ITFA and Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Founder, Famous Publicity
CEO and Founder, Mainframe
Managing Director, Exceet Secure Solutions
Digital Strategy Advisor, Microsoft
Innovation Strategy Director, Oracle
Founder & CEO, Blockchain HELIX AG
LEE ROWLEY MP*
Founder, CryptoFuse, Inc.
Digital Transformation Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group
MARC CHRISTIAN RIEBE*
Founder & CEO, eLocations
CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.Life
JOHN HOWELL MP*
Head of Policy & Programme Leader, Charities Aid Foundation
Director of Standards (SP), BSI Group
CEO, Starling Bank
Analyst & Editor, Rethink Technology Research
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
Principal, Digital Innovation, BP
LORD VAUX OF HARROWDEN*
Managing Director, HS Property Group
Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
Innovation/Tech/R&D Management, IATA
International Group Head of Finance, DLA Piper
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University
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The rise of cryptocurrencies, and its platform blockchain technology, has given the international community within Africa the much needed economic mobility and central flexibility it required to regulate transactions and procedures across different markets and industries, especially the financial sector.