• #2 Building Products and Services for a Borderless Economy with Algorand

    Come along to hear from Algorand's founder Silvio Micali, CEO Steven Kokinos and a panel of local Blockchain Professionals. RSVP here for your FREE ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-products-and-services-for-a-borderless-economy-with-algorand-tickets-68423643961 Algorand's long-awaited Australian debut, hosted by Australian partners Mozaik Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, Deepyr Labs, Sydney Blockchain Professionals and Blockchain Australia. Algorand’s founder and Turing Award winner Silvio Micali will present alongside CEO and entrepreneur Steve Kokinos, inviting the local and vibrant community of partners, developers and enthusiasts to join the project live. Silvio and Steve will explore the financial use cases that are coming to life as blockchain technology and cryptocurrency markets continue to mature, as well as the capabilities that make Algorand technical stack exceptional. More about Algorand, www.algorand.com A first-of-kind technology platform, Algorand is built open-source project on three decades of computer science research, presenting a new platform built to scale for billions of users. Algorand represents a new milestone in the continued evolution of blockchain technology, purpose-built for businesses, technology builders and open-source developers with SDKs in Java, Javascript, Go and Python. We invite students, researchers, developers and blockchain enthusiasts to join us as we explore Algorand’s vision for financial adoption as well as the unique technological advances underpinning the project. What we'll do: 6:00pm Arrivals & networking 6:30pm Presentation- Part 1 - A quick update on Algorand since Mainnet Launch. Achievements to date, roadmap for 2019 (smart contracts, developer tools, working with the international Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Launch of Vault, Pixel and Atomic Swaps) 7:00pm Pizza break 7:30pm Presentation- Part 2 - Panel Discussion - How does blockchain technology revolutionize trust within enterprise and capital markets? Silvio Micali, MIT Professor / Algorand Founder https://www.linkedin.com/in/silvio-micali-26bb37152 Steven Kokinos, Algorand CEO https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kokinos-79b2 Hannah Glass, Senior Associate King & Wood Mallesons https://au.linkedin.com/in/hannah-glass-48555152 Adrian Guerrera, Blockchain Engineer at Deepyr Labs https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianguerrera/ Moderator - Ninos Mansor, Partner Arrington XRP Capital https://au.linkedin.com/in/ninos-mansor-547730151 8:00pm More networking 8:30pm Meetup ends About the Speakers: Silvio Micali - Algorand, INC. (Founder) Silvio has been on the faculty at MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, since 1983. Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudorandom generation, secure protocols, mechanism design and blockchain. In particular, Silvio is the co-inventor of probabilistic encryption, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Verifiable Random Functions and many of the protocols that are the foundations of modern Cryptography. In 2017, Silvio founded Algorand, a fully decentralized, secure, and scalable blockchain which provides a common platform for building products and services for a borderless economy. At Algorand, Silvio oversees all research, including theory, security and crypto finance. Silvio is the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), of the Gödel Prize (in theoretical computer science) and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Accademia dei Lincei. Steve Kokinos - Algorand, INC. (CEO). Steve is a serial entrepreneur, most recently co-founder and Executive Chairman of Fuze, where he was responsible for corporate strategy. Under his direction, the company transformed the way enterprises view collaboration as a key driver of business visibility, process improvement, and results. Today, Fuze has over 700 employees servicing over 1500 enterprise customers around the world. Prior to Fuze, Steve was co-founder of BladeLogic, Inc., a recognized leader in the data center automation market with a Fortune 500 client list including GE, Time Warner, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless, Walmart, and Sprint, among others. Bladelogic held a successful IPO and was later acquired by BMC Software for ~$800M.

  • Algorand Sydney - An intro into Pure proof-of-stake

    155 Clarence St

    Hi and welcome to Algorand Sydney! I'm Adrian, local blockchain researcher and developer and I was fortunate enough to go to Boston in May and discover Algorand, meet the founder and learn how to use the tech. What is Algorand. Algorand is an innovative new blockchain system by the Turing award winning genius of Silvio Micali, inventor of Zero Knowledge proofs and a few other beautiful pieces from as early as 1985. "Permissionless. Pure proof-of-stake. Providing immediate transaction finality. Algorand lets you build on a stable, scalable foundation you can trust." The basically have solved the scalability trilemma. No hype, I checked the code, it's legit. It was so easy to use that I was able to use it in a hackathon that weekend and I actually won BostonBUIDL using Algorand in the first hackathon that they sponsored. I'll go through what I know about Algorand from a higher level, what makes it special and unique. It has a very interesting system called Pure Proof of Stake that combines a number of Silvio's lifes work. Depending on the audience I'm happy to go through my AlgoMed prizewinning submission, using cryptographic proofs to ensure that medicine goes from doctor, to supplier to patient securely. I also have a bunch of stickers that I was lucky to get my hands on, so come down and learn about this cool new innovative tech.