Blockchain - What's it all about & a Practical Application

When: 7th Mar 2018, 18:45 - 7th Mar 2018, 21:45
Where: University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol, BS8 1SS
Town/City: Bristol
Organiser: BCS Bristol Branch
Price: Free
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After the success of the 2017 programme card where 6 talks were delivered, we are pleased to announce the commencement of the 2018 series. The talks continue the theme of “of now” technology subject matters and try to de-mystify some of these subjects and provide for objective commentary.

The focus of this Talk will be on Blockchain and will be delivered by two representatives with varied experiences. Dr Tim Kindberg is founder of digital technology company matter II media and Somil Goyal is an experienced financial services executive and is COO of Adjoint [a distributed ledger and smart contract company selected as 2018 100 Most Influential Fintechs].

Tim will debate digital currency such as Bitcoin and other blockchain-based systems such as Ethereum and will explain why he is sceptical about the technologies that underlie them and look at what needs to be done. Whilst Somil will discuss distributed ledge technology how it extends the traditional database model using smart contracts within the finance industry as his example.

The session will start with registration at 6.45pm, talks starting at 7.15pm, followed by an hour of talks from our panel, followed by Q&A, with networking and drinks to finish by c.9.00pm.

The event is free of charge, but will require registration to ensure there are no capacity restrictions.