Blockchain Conference Amsterdam is a single-day event taking place on June 9th In Amsterdam, consisting of talks, panels, demos, and networking opportunities for all attendees. Similar conferences have been run by the team behind the event, Fintech Worldwide Ltd., in London, New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.
The event promises to be a very interesting one and speakers include experts from the cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and traditional banking services industries.
Regarding the agenda of the conference, the organizers say:
“We are in the age of realignment and that’s where we find Blockchain technology. A distributed ledger, born from clever mathematics and a desire to transact anonymously while maintaining trust on both sides of the exchange. The world is starting to wake up to the vast number applications for such technology. The internet changed the world in 20 years. Blockchain will do it in 10. Welcome to year one. Welcome to Blockchain Amsterdam.”
A multitude of experts will be speaking at the event from various financial and Blockchain-related companies. From traditional financial sector firms, in attendance will be; Jacob Boersma, Managing Consultant in digital identity and security at multinational professional services firm, Deloitte; Stephen Moran, Innovation Manager at Bank of Ireland; Peter Oakes, Founder & Fintech Mentor at Fintech UK and Fintech Ireland, and former Board Director & Chief Risk Officer of Bank of America Merchant Services; David Roche, Financial Services Director at Pramerica Ireland, a business and technology operations company; Jeroen Mol of Product Development at OKcomply, a regulatory observance application; and Rutger van Waveren, Programme Director at Rockstart, a startup acceleration company.
In addition, speakers from Blockchain-related companies include; Anthony Culligan, CEO of SETL, a financial services initiative to deploy a multi-asset, multi-currency institutional payment and settlements infrastructure based on blockchain technology; Calogero Scibetta of Operations and Business Development at Everledger, a blockchain-based permanent ledger for diamond certification & related transaction history; Richard Kastelein, Founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief at Blockchain News; Adi Ben-Ari, Co-founder of Applied Blockchain and Tallysticks, a blockchain invoicing network; and Luis Carranza, Founder of Fintech Ltd. & Fintech Week.
Also speaking at the event, from the cryptocurrency community, will be Bas Wisselink, Board Member of the NXT Foundation, which helps to coordinate NXT Blockchain initiatives; Anish Mohammed, Board Advisor at Ripple Labs and the Blockchain Advisory Group; and Tone Vays, Head of Research at BraveNewCoin.
Blockchain is gaining momentum
Blockchain Conference Amsterdam paints an exciting picture of the emerging Blockchain technology and associated industry, comparing its rise to that of computers and the Internet.
The organizers say about the current state of play:
“We’re in the early stages of a mass transformation in industry, the third phase of the information age. The first phase saw the introduction of computers, in the second phase they became interconnected and gave rise to the digital economy. The third phase is now among us. Computers and digital technology are now ubiquitous, we have more data than we know what to do with and we’re redefining sectors that seemed untouchable for decades.”
During the conference, participants will be taking a brief look into what makes Blockchain and distributed ledgers systems so disruptive and explore some of their key mechanics.
Another session will cover how distributed ledgers are a natural fit for asset transactions, both physical and synthetic. Its participants will also examine what key industry player are doing to make this a reality.
Among other topics are the innovation in financial services, and the challenges and opportunities that are posed by the current regulatory environment.
Investors will explain what they are looking for in a Blockchain investment, and experts will weigh in on what we might be expecting from Blockchain technology in the near and distant future.
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