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
Musician, Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Research Cluster and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Founder and Host, ICOrad.io
Professor/Co-Director UCL Centre, UCL London
RT HON EDWARD VAIZEY MP*
Business Development UK/Europe, Blockpass
THE EARL OF LINDSAY*
Managing Director, Government Relations and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository
Founder & CEO, Blockchain HELIX AG
Best Finance, Daimler Trucks
Chairman of ITFA and Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Programme Manager at techUK
Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mindshare
Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Services
Head of Digital, EDF Energy
MARC CHRISTIAN RIEBE*
Founder & CEO, eLocations
Head of Architecture Services and Global Blockchain Centre of Competency, Allianz
Global Head Payments, Western Union
Managing Partner of Rothbadi & Co and President of Blockchain Alliance for Good
Head Of Content for Blockchain Live
Director of Standards (SP), BSI Group
ROSIE COOPER MP*
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
DAMIEN MOORE MP*
Head of Product, BlockEx
Head of Global Innovation and Technology, UNOPS
EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead, Barclays
JOHN HOWELL MP*
Founding Partner of Blockchain for Good
WILLIAM WRAGG MP*
Managing Director, Exceet Secure Solutions
International Group Head of Finance, DLA Piper
LORD VAUX OF HARROWDEN*
Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson
DARREN JONES MP*
Co-founder, Global Token Exchange
Director, Police Foundation
Legal Expert, KPMG
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE *
Chairman, San Marino Innovation
Global Practice Leader Data Science, Mott Macdonald
Blockchain Evangelist Finserv Experts
BARONESS BLOOMFIELD OF HINTON WALDRIST*
LEE ROWLEY MP*
Founder, Accord Project
CTO, Glance Technologies
COO, City Web Consultants
KEMI BADENOCH MP*
DAVID WARBURTON MP*
MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP*
Managing Director, Red Dawn Consulting
Chief Blockchain Strategist, SAP
Digital Transformation Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group
CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.Life
Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
Deputy Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
CEO, Tandem Bank
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University
Advisor, The Iota Foundation
Managing Director, HS Property Group
Global Blockchain Leader, PwC
ANDREW PERCY MP*
Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel
Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
President, Government Blockchain Association London
THE VISCOUNT RIDLEY DL*
Technology Partner, Hogan Lovells
GONCALO DE VASCONCELOS*
Director of Data Science, Coinbase
CEO and Founder, Mainframe
Innovation/Tech/R&D Management, IATA
Head of Strategic Futures, B3i Alliance
Founder & CEO, Uinspire
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Author Advisor for Publica and the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author
Senior Legal Counsel, ENGIE
Co-Founder, BTU Protocol
THE LORD HASKEL*
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research
Founder, Famous Publicity
Head of Policy & Programme Leader, Charities Aid Foundation
KOKULA KRISHNA HARI K
Head of Global Banking, Ripple
Digital Strategy Advisor, Microsoft
Analyst & Editor, Rethink Technology Research
Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
LORD HOLMES OF RICHMOND*
LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD*
CHRIS EVANS MP*
Lead Engineer, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM
Innovation Strategy Director, Oracle
IMRAN GULAMHUSEINWALA OBE*
Global Head, Fin Tech
Founder, CryptoFuse, Inc.
BOB SEELY MP*
LORD STONE OF BLACKHEATH*
Head of Innovation for Santander UK Technology
CEO, Starling Bank
Principal, Digital Innovation, BP
CEO and CoCretor, Big Innovation Centre
Partner, Banking & International Finance Team, CMS London
The Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) summit series is gearing up for its next installation in New York. Established in 2013, the summit has set up shop in Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore and, most recently, Las Vegas, with focuses on emerging innovations in mobile, IoT and digital advertising technologies.
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.