techUK Blockchain 101

January 12, 2016
11:30 am
1:00 pm
10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD

With The Economist declaring that distributed ledger technology could fundamentally transform how the economy as a whole works, and the recent news that 42 of the world's top tier banks have now joined a consortium aiming to develop consistent standards and protocols for this technology across the financial industry, it is difficult to dismiss the interest in blockchain as a passing trend. Earlier this year, techUK held a seminar that sought to look beyond the hype and assess blockchain's potential, cautiously concluding that its use in the financial sector could represent a considerable step forward for an industry that desparately needs to reengineer itself. Since then, the excitement around this technology has only intensified, with suggested applications in areas as diverse as identity authentication systems and securities settlement. This seminar will serve as an introduction to the unitiated, outlining what exactly the technology referred to as 'blockchain' is, how it could transform the financial services sector, as well as possible use cases across a range of sectors and industries. 

Participants will include:

  • Dave Birch, Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
  • Nick Williamson, CEO & Co-Founder, Credits
  • John Sheridan, Head of Legislation Services, National Archives

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