Blockchain technology has been around for a while now, and to the surprise of many, has not completely died. In this talk you will be given a foundation to identify if blockchains are relevant to what you're doing: It will give an overview of what this new(ish) technology can and cannot do, and detail what importance it has to the world, and likely doesn't have to your business.

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Speaker: Thomas Kerber, The University of Edinburgh Blockchain Technology Laboratory

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About the speaker

Thomas is a PhD student in cryptography at the University of Edinburgh, and part of its the Blockchain Technology lab, as well as a researcher for IOHK. He holds a BSC in computer science, also from the University of Edinburgh.

Thomas' research is primarily into the privacy of distributed protocols, in particular of smart contract systems.

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Refreshments and networking from 6.00pm.

This meeting will be preceded by the BCS Edinburgh Branch AGM at 6:15pm.

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About the organiser: This event is organised by the BCS Edinburgh Branch, find out more about the group at http://www.edinburgh.bcs.org/

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Things to note:

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

Blockchain: why (not) the hype? - Edinburgh Branch
Date and time
2 October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Room G.03
Edinburgh
EH8 9AB
Price
This event is sold out