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
MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP*
Lead Engineer, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM
Founder and Host, ICOrad.io
DAVID WARBURTON MP*
Director of Standards (SP), BSI Group
Founder, CryptoFuse, Inc.
KOKULA KRISHNA HARI K
Head of Strategic Futures, B3i Alliance
Chief Blockchain Strategist, SAP
THE LORD HASKEL*
Digital Strategy Advisor, Microsoft
Director, Police Foundation
Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson
Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Mindshare
Global Practice Leader Data Science, Mott Macdonald
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP
Business Development UK/Europe, Blockpass
Technology Partner, Hogan Lovells
Managing Director, Exceet Secure Solutions
KEMI BADENOCH MP*
LEE ROWLEY MP*
Best Finance, Daimler Trucks
LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD*
Managing Director, Red Dawn Consulting
Professor/Co-Director UCL Centre, UCL London
Head of Digital, EDF Energy
Musician, Convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Research Cluster and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Founder, Famous Publicity
Principal, Digital Innovation, BP
Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
BOB SEELY MP*
Author Advisor for Publica and the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author
Chairman, San Marino Innovation
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Global Head Payments, Western Union
THE VISCOUNT RIDLEY DL*
CEO and Founder, Mainframe
Head of Innovation for Santander UK Technology
CHRIS EVANS MP*
ROSIE COOPER MP*
GONCALO DE VASCONCELOS*
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University
International Group Head of Finance, DLA Piper
Founder & CEO, Blockchain HELIX AG
Head of Forecasting & Consultancy, Juniper Research
Head Of Content for Blockchain Live
Legal Expert, KPMG
CEO, Starling Bank
Head of Architecture Services and Global Blockchain Centre of Competency, Allianz
Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
THE EARL OF LINDSAY*
President, Government Blockchain Association London
Managing Partner of Rothbadi & Co and President of Blockchain Alliance for Good
Global Blockchain Leader, PwC
Head of Policy & Programme Leader, Charities Aid Foundation
ANDREW PERCY MP*
LORD STONE OF BLACKHEATH*
Innovation Strategy Director, Oracle
Head of Global Banking, Ripple
Analyst & Editor, Rethink Technology Research
Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
CTO, Glance Technologies
CEO and CoCretor, Big Innovation Centre
LORD VAUX OF HARROWDEN*
Lord Bridges of Headley MBE *
Advisor, The Iota Foundation
Blockchain Evangelist Finserv Experts
Vice President of Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Services
Innovation/Tech/R&D Management, IATA
Co-Founder, BTU Protocol
Founder, Accord Project
Global Head of Fintech Enabling, Intel
Chairman of ITFA and Head of Legal, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Digital Transformation Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group
MARC CHRISTIAN RIEBE*
Founder & CEO, eLocations
EMEA Legal Regulatory Policy and Affairs Lead, Barclays
RT HON EDWARD VAIZEY MP*
CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.Life
LORD HOLMES OF RICHMOND*
Managing Director, Government Relations and CEO of DTCC’s European Trade Repository
COO, City Web Consultants
Head of Product, BlockEx
Founder & CEO, Uinspire
Co-founder, Global Token Exchange
BARONESS BLOOMFIELD OF HINTON WALDRIST*
Founding Partner of Blockchain for Good
CEO, Tandem Bank
JOHN HOWELL MP*
DARREN JONES MP*
IMRAN GULAMHUSEINWALA OBE*
Global Head, Fin Tech
Senior Legal Counsel, ENGIE
Director of Data Science, Coinbase
Head of Global Innovation and Technology, UNOPS
Programme Manager at techUK
Managing Director, HS Property Group
WILLIAM WRAGG MP*
DAMIEN MOORE MP*
Partner, Banking & International Finance Team, CMS London
Deputy Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
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The rise of cryptocurrencies, and its platform blockchain technology, has given the international community within Africa the much needed economic mobility and central flexibility it required to regulate transactions and procedures across different markets and industries, especially the financial sector.