Blockchain Summit London is a 2 day summit and exhibition connecting over 1,500 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors.
What is Block Chain Summit?
A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Blockchains which are readable by the public are widely used by cryptocurrencies. Private blockchains have been proposed for business use. Some marketing of blockchains has been called ``snake oil.``
Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data (generally represented as a merkle tree root hash). By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. It is ``an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way``. For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication and validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires consensus of the network majority.
Though blockchain records are not unalterable, blockchains may be considered secure by design and exemplify a distributed computing system with high Byzantine fault tolerance. Decentralized consensus has therefore been claimed with a blockchain.
Blockchain was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to serve as the public transaction ledger of the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The invention of the blockchain for bitcoin made it the first digital currency to solve the double-spending problem without the need of a trusted authority or central server. The bitcoin design has inspired other applications.
Why Should I Participate In This Summit?
Gathering of leading scholars, researchers, developers, CEO's, CTO's, lawyers and government officials.
Why Should I Participate In This Summit?
Attendees will discuss the most challenging issues, obstacles and opportunities that cryptocurrency must address to deploy efficiently and blockchain payments, manage the cost of uncontrolled traffic growth, develop cryptocurrency, capture revenues and generate a return on their cryptocurrency investments.
Based on unique content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit is the largest dedicated Blockchain Event in London, UK. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience.
Join the Summit keynote programme for unparalleled discussion with visionary speakers.
Cutting-edge case studies offer a “how-to” approach to deploying Blockchain technologies across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, media and entertainment, and more.
Roundtable discussions and hosted networking sessions provide exceptional opportunities for attendees to connect with peers and deep-dive into topics.
Over 10 Industry Leading Speakers
* – Invited / Requested
Senior Legal Counsel, ENGIE
President, Government Blockchain Association London
DAMIEN MOORE MP*
Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
Head of Strategic Futures, B3i Alliance
Head of Product, BlockEx
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Lead Engineer, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM
GONCALO DE VASCONCELOS*
Founder, Famous Publicity
BOB SEELY MP*
Legal Expert, KPMG
International Group Head of Finance, DLA Piper
ANDREW PERCY MP*
Programme Manager at techUK
JOHN HOWELL MP*
Head of Digital, EDF Energy
Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson
Chief Blockchain Strategist, SAP
LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD*
THE EARL OF LINDSAY*
THE VISCOUNT RIDLEY DL*
Co-founder, Global Token Exchange
Founder, CryptoFuse, Inc.
Global Head Payments, Western Union
DAVID WARBURTON MP*
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research
Global Blockchain Leader, PwC
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
Head of Architecture Services and Global Blockchain Centre of Competency, Allianz
Managing Director, Exceet Secure Solutions
Advisor, The Iota Foundation
BARONESS BLOOMFIELD OF HINTON WALDRIST*
Director of Standards (SP), BSI Group
EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead, Barclays
KEMI BADENOCH MP*
MARC CHRISTIAN RIEBE*
Founder & CEO, eLocations
Chairman of ITFA and Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
IMRAN GULAMHUSEINWALA OBE*
Global Head, Fin Tech
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE *
Managing Director, Red Dawn Consulting
Business Development UK/Europe, Blockpass
Head of Global Innovation and Technology, UNOPS
Deputy Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
Head of Innovation for Santander UK Technology
THE LORD HASKEL*
Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Services
COO, City Web Consultants
RT HON EDWARD VAIZEY MP*
LORD STONE OF BLACKHEATH*
KOKULA KRISHNA HARI K
Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
WILLIAM WRAGG MP*
Managing Director, Government Relations and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository
Best Finance, Daimler Trucks
Chairman, San Marino Innovation
Founder, Accord Project
LORD VAUX OF HARROWDEN*
LEE ROWLEY MP*
Global Practice Leader Data Science, Mott Macdonald
Principal, Digital Innovation, BP
Managing Partner of Rothbadi & Co and President of Blockchain Alliance for Good
Professor/Co-Director UCL Centre, UCL London
Founder and Host, ICOrad.io
Analyst & Editor, Rethink Technology Research
Head of Global Banking, Ripple
Head Of Content for Blockchain Live
CHRIS EVANS MP*
Innovation/Tech/R&D Management, IATA
Partner, Banking & International Finance Team, CMS London
Head of Policy & Programme Leader, Charities Aid Foundation
CEO, Tandem Bank
Technology Partner, Hogan Lovells
Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mindshare
CTO, Glance Technologies
Managing Director, HS Property Group
ROSIE COOPER MP*
Digital Transformation Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group
Digital Strategy Advisor, Microsoft
CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.Life
Musician, Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Research Cluster and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Director, Police Foundation
Author Advisor for Publica and the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author
Innovation Strategy Director, Oracle
CEO and CoCretor, Big Innovation Centre
Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel
Founder & CEO, Blockchain HELIX AG
Founding Partner of Blockchain for Good
Founder & CEO, Uinspire
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University
London Heathrow (LHR) : Take the M4 (A4) towards London for 9 miles. Continue onto West Cromwell Road A4. Turn left onto Stratton Street. Follow this, turn right on Berkeley Street. Turn left in to the Holiday Inn London Mayfair.
With 196 rooms, Holiday Inn® London Mayfair hotel makes a great base for exploring the city. Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are a 10-minute walk away, and it’s a short stroll through Green Park to Buckingham Palace.
Cafe & Restaurant
Enjoy a delicious burger in the hotel's No3 Berkeley Street Lounge. Relax with a drink or a Starbucks coffee in the No3 Berkeley Street Bar & Lounge and enjoy the view of London's most busy street. A 24-hour room service is also available.
If you didn’t manage to get tickets for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show then why not visit the family friendly Chelsea in Bloom free festival instead. The shops and restaurants boast beautiful floral displays.
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