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