Sometimes, old ideas experience a renaissance triggered by the advent of a new technology. The decentralized architecture of the blockchain finds its equivalent in traditional co-operative schemes as they exist in many different shapes throughout the world.
In this meetup we will discuss how blockchain technology is used to shift power from centralized entities to cooperatives. The Collabor8 (C8) Community Token which aims to develop a protocol and token to support a global ecosystem of decentralized but interconnected platform coops focusing on P2P exchange of assets, services, money and time.
Boyd Cohen, C8’s Economy Director and the author of ‚Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship‘ will present the community process of designing tokens and the cryptoeconomics needed to motivate people to work and interact in a decentralized, collaborative way.
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On blocks, tangles and meta-chains – what is the next step for Blockchain?
This time, we will return to the more technical aspects of blockchain: what is the actual state of different platforms, what’s going on with Bitcoin, IOTA, etc., and where does this all lead us to?
In the first talk, Datarella CEO Joerg Blumtritt will provide us with an outlook, especially on the following aspects:
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ICOs are all the rage in the blockchain sphere, these days. Tales of hitherto unknown projects selling their tokens and raising millions of US-Dollars within hours or even minutes have made it to mainstream media. With the traditional Venture Capital VC model, another industry seems to be ready for disruption.
In the past 12 months, blockchain-related projects have raised 2.4 times more from ICOs than venture capital firms and early-stage investors.
In this meetup, we will approach the ICO from different perspectives, trying to get hold of this phenomenon:
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Together with a team of the World Food Program WFP, the Datarella team will showcase the Building Blocks project. And where to better discuss this exciting project than in WFP’s office in the heart of Munich?
What started with a Proof-of-Concept in Pakistan in early January this year, has been transformed in a fully functional Blockchain pilot being rolled out in Jordan in May, 2017. The Building Blocks project not only demonstrates the power and the impact of blockchain technology enhancing to potentially enhance the lives of millions but it is proof of the efficiency of a humanitarian agency, such as WFP.
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We are very happy to have Dr. Dirk Siegel, Partner of Deloitte, to discuss the question: Blockchain and IoT – A promising model?
Dirk is Partner with Deloitte and leads the Deloitte Blockchain Institute in Germany. He has 25 years of consulting experience in Financial Services, both Banking and Insurance. Throughout his career he has been exploring the interplay between business processes and technology. Dirk holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cambridge University.
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We’re happy to combine technological and legal aspects of the blockchain, and of Ethereum based smart contracts in particular, in this meetup. With Jutta and Markus, we have two veritable experts in their respective fields speaking.
Dr. Jutta Steiner, co-founder Parity Technologies Ltd, will join us and present the latest release of the Parity Ethereum browser. So, beside the fascinating legal aspects of smart contracts, this meetup will feature some hardcore blockchain tech, too!
After the Parity 1.5 briefing, we’ll move over to the legal aspects of smart contracts:
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After our deep dives into Ethereum Solidity, some Ethereum showcases in the energy sector with RWE and last meetup’s cultural shock with Meredith L. Patterson facing us with major security issues of Turing-complete machines, we want to focus on the finance industry and its respective blockchain use cases in this meetup.
We are very happy to have Dr. Markus Hablizel, blockchain evangelist (the organizer’s wording) of Allianz, an insurance company, presenting some perspectives of corporate blockchain use cases.
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KEYNOTE: Meredith L. Patterson
Mainstream media often presents the blockchain as a universal weapon against all kinds of fraud and hacks. Our keynote speaker,technologist and biopunk Meredith L. Patterson will take a dive into the security aspects of the blockchain, smart contracts, etc..
Meredith L. Patterson is a software engineer and security researcher living in Brussels, Belgium. She co-chairs the IEEE Workshop on Language-Theoretic Security, having started the field in 2005. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in linguistics and currently works for Nuance Communications.
We are proud to have Meredith who is known for her work in computational linguistics and its applications to computer security.
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Carsten Stöcker, RWE AG, working in the ‘RWE Innovation Hub’ on blockchain technology use cases, will present and discuss his perspective on:
A Global Chained Delivery Network
• Sharing, Decentralisation, Access to Assets, New Forms of Value Exchange
• Physical Delivery and different types of delivery networks
• Chained Delivery Networks
• Example Use Cases
Some of us might have heard about this project of Carsten’s team: a teamwork with slock.it to explore some use cases in the energy sector.
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Dr. Christian Reitwiessner (https://mobile.twitter.com/ethchris), Team Lead Ethereum and co-designer and lead implementor of Solidity, will introduce us to Ethereum.
He’ll be talking about smart contracts, blockchain basics and the Ethereum Virtual Machine. We will create a smart contract during the event.
Datarella CEO Joerg Blumtritt (https://twitter.com/jbenno) will then be talking about the trend to decentralize services:
With his presentation Decentralized Business – From Dapps to DAOs he’ll be taking up the great success of the DAO crowdfunding (https://daohub.org) which has generated over $20 million (as of Friday, 6 May).