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Technical Panel Discussion with Major Blockchains: Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS

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The BC Blockchain Forum, in collaboration with FirstCoin Capital and BlockSpace Solutions Inc. is hosting a technical panel discussion on the current top crypto projects including Bitcoin, Ethereum and EOS. The discussion will be focused on the challenges and advances in each respective network, and about the comparative advantages they have over each other. To what extent are these projects competing, and what are their unique strengths and weaknesses?

Can the Lightning Network bring Bitcoin further into the mainstream as a method of payment? Will Ethereum be able to scale to meet its network demand, and what value have smart contracts brought to the blockchain space? What are the political struggles in EOS about and how does the platform compare to Ethereum in its ability to host smart contracts?


Chen Li -- EOS

Chen started programming in high school and won 1st Prize in the National Olympiad in Informatics (NOIP) at the age of 18. Over the past 15 years, he has successfully implemented and deployed various projects ranging from Global Navigation Satellite Reflectometry to Network Monitoring System for large-scaled enterprises. With his experience in development and dev ops, Chen is currently committed to the development of the EOS ecosystem. He is the co-founder and technical architect of the EOS Vancouver BP Candidate.

Aviv Milner -- Bitcoin

Aviv studied Mathematics at the University of British Colombia where his passions ranged from microeconomics to political theory. Before being introduced to Blockchain technologies in 2017, his professional experience was focused on education. His talents in public speaking paired well with his knack for breaking down complex topics into simple fragments. He also briefly worked for HoneyBadger, a Bitcoin ATM company, and was a researcher of the Blockchain Intelligence Group, before turning his full attention to BlockSpace Solutions Inc.

Alex Lebed - Ethereum

M.S. in Mathematics, and former software engineer at Amazon, Facebook, Genotek. Founder and blockchain researcher of StableUnit, a decentralized low-volatility cryptocurrency based on the Ethereum blockchain.


Beier Cai

Beier is the Co-founder & CTO at FirstCoin Capital, a fintech startup in the Blockchain / Crypto space. Previously a founding employee and senior director of engineering at Hootsuite, building out Hootsuite’s product & technology platform as well as engineering teams from the ground up. His passion on distributed systems led to his obsession with Blockchain technology which he truly believe will transform our lives.


6:00 - 6:30 Arrival and Networking
6:30 - 6:45 Welcome and Community Updates
6:45 - 7:00 Introductory Remarks by Moderator
7:00 - 7:45 Panel Discussion
7:45 - 8:15 Q&A
8:15 - 9:00 Networking