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).