About the event
Blockchain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave – What is BlockChain?
A continuously list of growing records, called Blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. An open distributed ledger that can record transactions efficiently, in a verifiable and permanent way.
BlockChains are secure by design – a distributed computing system. By storing data across its network, the Bockchain eliminates risks by data being stored or held centrally. This makes it suitable for BlockChains to record events, transaction processing, voting, food traceability, identity management etc.
Importance of BlockChain:
BlockChain and Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are taking the world by imagination and are growing at an ever-increasing pace.
BlockChain is among the most significant tech findings of the 21st century and curiosity around this subject continues to grow more and more.
This forum will bring together experts who will discuss opportunities, challenges and innovations that are shaping this ‘New Wave’.
While few central banks, in countries such as India, China, US, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa and the UK are studying the issuance of a Central Bank Issued Crytocurrency, none have done thus far. Blockchain promises to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers and de centralized social networking.
2018 is believed to pave the path for BlockChain to align with other emerging technologies such as Machine Learning, AI, Security, Internet of Things.
Our aim is to educate and evolve with the eco system. Creating collaboration opportunities about the latest trends in the space of cryptocurrency and BlockChain. With the lineup of industry experts we bring together perspectives across different industries, delve on the latest happenings, and discuss used cases.
We have created an ideal platform for practitioners and industry experts to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate.
“Come be part of our forum – help us help you increase your knowledge base”.
08:45 am – 09:00 am
09:00 am – 09:15 am
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Asset Tokenisation – The Future.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Networking Tea / Coffee
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Of ICOs, Tokens and the Hype
Speaker:Andrew Holmes, Founder at Ceybit
Topic of Abstract: Initial Coin Offerings are growing in popularity; in 2017 alone $5.6 billion of funding were raised and in 2018 this number has already been exceeded.
ICO’s are emerging at a fast rate despite regulatory concerns; some are bold enough to ask as much as $1 billion in funding. Why are they a hot topic in the blockchain
industry? How have they evolved and likely to evolve in the future? Is it really that simple to raise so much money that quickly? How do I pick the right ICO when making
an investment decision? Are tokens really valuable? And will the hype ever end? These are relevant questions to understand the market and where it might be heading.
Speaker Bio: Andrew is a Finance and Accounting professional who is an early investor in Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. Andrew has participated in countless ICOs and is well versed in selecting good quality
blockchain projects. Some of his notable early investments are; Ethereum, Augur, Golem, and Ant Shares (NEO). He is a highly skilled trader and has been trading in the cryptocurrency space for over 6 years.
Andrew is an avid advocate for blockchain technologies, he particularly supports the growth of permission-less architectures for public blockchain advancements.
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
02:45 pm – 03:30 pm
Blockchain, Data and AI
Speaker: Priyal Walpita, Principal Architect Information Security at DP Technologies
Topic of Abstract: Blockchain enables amalgamation of organization silos into one platform which can feed up into Bigdata and eventually providing quality and verified data feeds for AI. AI algorithms could become Decentralized Autonomous Organizations where it has the potential of igniting the next industrial revolution. Can you or your organization survive without adopting these turbulent technologies ? This session covers the usage of blockchain technology in Bigdata and the emerging field of AI.
Speaker Bio: Priyal is a technical evangelist with diverse set of soft and technical skills who is eager to disrupt eco systems with innovation. Possessing 13+ experience in the industry and specialized in distributed systems, secure software development, blockchain , smart contracts and artificial intelligence . Priyal is the founder of the Colombo Secure Programming Community which is envisioned to boost the awareness of cyber security related knowledge among the public.
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Networking Tea / Coffee
04:00 pm – 04:45 pm
Culture and Blockchain Adoption
04:45 pm – 05:00 pm
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Blockchain Forum 2018 – The Next Wave 6th July – Colombo