This meetup will focus on Blockchain as a Service, which is the subject of a new report by Karen Kilroy, CEO at Kilroy Blockchain and Associate Director at the Austin Blockchain Collective.
The report has just been published - see https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/blockchain-as-a/9781492073475/.
Karen will present highlights from the report. More information ...
Blockchain as a Service
Understanding the Landscape and Potential Benefits
by Karen Kilroy
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
While the merits of cryptocurrency continue to be debated, the underlying technology—the blockchain—can be applied in many other ways to solve problems that have plagued organizations for years.
To spur adoption of blockchain for these newer use cases, many technology providers and leading businesses have begun offering cloud-based blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) options. This report brings you up to speed on these emerging opportunities.
Author Karen Kilroy helps technical business leaders, solutions architects, and innovation officers understand blockchain and evaluate options for BaaS. Through interviews with enterprise blockchain experts and practitioners, you’ll learn how this service model has evolved and what it offers. You’ll also examine the landscape of BaaS offerings, get a project started, and learn where the technology is going.
Meetup Agenda (Rough Timings):
6.30pm - Doors Open for Networking (Capital Factory, ACL room, 16th floor)
7pm - Welcome, Notices and Audience Shoutouts
7;20pm - Presentation on Blockchain as a Service by Karen Kilroy, with ample time for audience Q&A.
8.15pm - Further Networking. Adjourn to Omni Bar.
9pm - Vacate Room. Say thanks to the Capital Factory Receptionist.
Thank you to Capital Factory - https://www.capitalfactory.com - for sponsoring event space in 2019 for the Austin Blockchain Collective Community Meetup. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.
Validated parking for $7 is available - see https://www.capitalfactory.com/parking/.
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