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
Global Practice Leader Data Science, Mott Macdonald
Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson
Musician, Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Research Cluster and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Head of Global Banking, Ripple
Founder, Accord Project
MARC CHRISTIAN RIEBE*
Founder & CEO, eLocations
CEO and CoCretor, Big Innovation Centre
Innovation/Tech/R&D Management, IATA
CEO, Starling Bank
Co-founder, Global Token Exchange
Global Blockchain Leader, PwC
Programme Manager at techUK
Blockchain Evangelist Finserv Experts
Digital Transformation Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group
LORD STONE OF BLACKHEATH*
Director of Standards (SP), BSI Group
Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mindshare
EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead, Barclays
Professor/Co-Director UCL Centre, UCL London
Director of Data Science, Coinbase
Director, Police Foundation
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University
BARONESS BLOOMFIELD OF HINTON WALDRIST*
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
BOB SEELY MP*
International Group Head of Finance, DLA Piper
Chairman, San Marino Innovation
Innovation Strategy Director, Oracle
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Head of Policy & Programme Leader, Charities Aid Foundation
Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Services
Head of Digital, EDF Energy
Legal Expert, KPMG
THE EARL OF LINDSAY*
Co-Founder, BTU Protocol
Principal, Digital Innovation, BP
CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.Life
Author Advisor for Publica and the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author
THE VISCOUNT RIDLEY DL*
Business Development UK/Europe, Blockpass
LORD HOLMES OF RICHMOND*
Deputy Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
COO, City Web Consultants
Head Of Content for Blockchain Live
CEO and Founder, Mainframe
KOKULA KRISHNA HARI K
Head of Global Innovation and Technology, UNOPS
Managing Director, Red Dawn Consulting
Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
DAMIEN MOORE MP*
Founding Partner of Blockchain for Good
Founder & CEO, Blockchain HELIX AG
ANDREW PERCY MP*
DARREN JONES MP*
Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD*
Head of Product, BlockEx
Managing Director, HS Property Group
JOHN HOWELL MP*
Senior Legal Counsel, ENGIE
Lead Engineer, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM
THE LORD HASKEL*
Digital Strategy Advisor, Microsoft
Founder, Famous Publicity
KEMI BADENOCH MP*
Managing Director, Exceet Secure Solutions
Managing Partner of Rothbadi & Co and President of Blockchain Alliance for Good
Analyst & Editor, Rethink Technology Research
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE *
Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel
Head of Architecture Services and Global Blockchain Centre of Competency, Allianz
GONCALO DE VASCONCELOS*
Managing Director, Government Relations and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository
Chairman of ITFA and Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Partner, Banking & International Finance Team, CMS London
President, Government Blockchain Association London
CHRIS EVANS MP*
IMRAN GULAMHUSEINWALA OBE*
Global Head, Fin Tech
LEE ROWLEY MP*
ROSIE COOPER MP*
Advisor, The Iota Foundation
MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP*
CTO, Glance Technologies
Founder, CryptoFuse, Inc.
RT HON EDWARD VAIZEY MP*
CEO, Tandem Bank
Best Finance, Daimler Trucks
DAVID WARBURTON MP*
Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research
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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