• Connecting blockchain start-ups and investors - Etch updates

    • What we'll do This meetup will be the fourth at the Etch and N.O.M.A.N. HQ in RocketSpace. At this meetup, we will introduce new team and Etch Foundation board members. We are very excited to host the first client for Etch, who will talk about the potential of Etch to transform their business and the lives of their workers. We are eager to unveil our initial ideas about The Etch Economy, which will be the aspirational vision for the transformative potential of the Etch protocol. As usual, we will start at 19:30 (sharp). Networking drinks and canapés. https://www.meetup.com/N-O-M-A-N-London/events/246964674/ • What to bring • Important to know

  • Bitcoin & Blockchain Leadership Forum Relaunched!

    RocketSpace Events

    Hello everyone and welcome to the relaunch of Bitcoin & Blockchain Leadership Forum. We are relaunching the group with a view to: - Provide people a platform to demonstrate thought leadership and inspire new ideas - To discuss upcoming ICO's and developments in the cryptosphere - To provide networking opportunities for people intending to gain meaningful connections. We will be running this alongside NOMAN and making use of the RocketSpace theatre, bar and pool lounge in Angel. More details to follow soon. Hope to see you all there! Ben Whyte

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  • A Secure Model of IoT Using Blockchain - Online event

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO GET YOUR UNIQUE GOTOWEBINAR LINK: http://bit.ly/2mIFg2I IoT applications and devices is the next wave of technology, but security is a big concern. This webinar will explain the convergence of IoT and Blockchain technology. Overview As the Internet of Things (IoT) adds more and more devices to the digital fold every day, organizations of all sizes are recognizing the IoT’s potential to improve business processes and, ultimately, accelerate growth. Meanwhile, the number and variety of IoT solutions has expanded exponentially, creating real challenges. Chief among them: the urgent need for a secure IoT model for performing common tasks such as sensing, processing, storing information, and communicating. But developing such a model involves overcoming numerous hurdles. Of course, there are multiple ways of looking at the IoT. For instance, the system view divides the IoT into blocks, such as connected things, gateways, network services, and cloud services, while the business view consists of platform, connectivity, business model, and applications. But one common thread connects all these views: security is paramount. You will learn: *Why and how to use the blockchain model to secure IoT *Key benefits of using blockchain for IoT *Challenges of blockchain in IoT Who should attend? *C-level executives and technology evaluators who want to understand blockchain and IoT *Managers of IT, Innovation and Digital Officers, Business Development Managers, and business people interested in blockchain adoption *Information architects, Security officers About the Presenter Ahmed Banafa (http://bit.ly/2maHEMP)has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT area. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as a faculty several at well-known universities and colleges, including the University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016.

  • IBM on the Hyperledger Project: Register your interest now!

    Blockchain leaders from IBM will be joining the next meeting of the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum to discuss the Hyperledger Project. The Hyperledger Project is a collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers that can transform the way business transactions are conducted globally. The Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and implements many open source best practices familiar to other leading projects. Supporters of the Hyperledger Project argue that an Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption.Blockchain leaders from IBM will be joining the next meeting of the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum to discuss the Hyperledger Project. The Hyperledger Project is a collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers that can transform the way business transactions are conducted globally. The Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and implements many open source best practices familiar to other leading projects. Supporters of the Hyperledger Project argue that an Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption. To register your interest please complete this form: http://bblf.info/register.php

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  • Register now! Blockchain for Good

    Central London

    We are excited to announce that we will be exploring the possibilities of ‘Blockchain for Good’ at our next Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum meeting – on 22 July, kindly hosted by Rise London. We will be hearing from a number of exciting emerging Blockchain start-ups including: Agriledger (http://www.agriledger.com/); Alice.si (http://alice.si/) and Safe Haven. This will be an opportunity to learn how Blockchain technologies can enfranchise people who are currently disadvantaged by the status quo and it will be an opportunity for you to discover new models and applications of Blockchain technologies which could make a positive difference in the world. As part of this BBLF meeting, you will have an opportunity to review and discuss recent key global bitcoin and Blockchain developments. There will also be plenty of opportunities to share experiences and explore use cases and network with a wide cross industry group of people who are interested in making the most of Blockchain technologies. FYI, The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum was created in 2015 to help organisations explore the full range of possibilities created by the emergence of ground-breaking Blockchain technologies. We are an independent organisations and believe that cross industry collaboration is the key to Blockchain innovation. BBLF meetings are professionally moderated and are designed to surface knowledge; foster meaningful conversations; stretch thinking; and facilitate insight sharing. And there will be fun Blockchain-themed prizes awarded to the best contributions, comments and ideas. Previous panellists at BBLF meetings have included: IBM; Ethereum, The Bank of England, Bitnation and Visa. What the critics are saying about the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum: ‘The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum is known for being a forward thinking force within this space’ International Business Times To register, please complete this link: https://smlf.wufoo.com/forms/w3gisnp1vz8skg/

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  • FULLY BOOKED: Blockchain and the Asset Management Industry

    Blockchain and the Asset Management Industry What impact will Blockchain technologies have on the asset management industry? What kind of new services could operate on the Blockchain? Could there be an explosion in tradeable assets as more kinds of value exchange can be hosted on the Blockchain? Will the Blockchain bring increased transparency to the Asset Management industry? This meeting of the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum will explore the impact that Blockchain technologies could have on the Asset Management Industry. We will be exploring practical ideas and solutions on how best the Asset Management Industry can adapt, shape and harness the potential of Blockchain technologies. We will also be providing updates on the multifaceted impact of key Bitcoin and Blockchain market developments, putting them in context and discussing issues. There will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas directly with your peers from a wide cross section of industries; to help improve strategies and we aim to inspire opportunities for cooperation and partnerships to emerge. Individual speakers will be announced shortly. The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum was set up in 2015 to explore the potential of Blockchain technologies across industry sectors and brings together financial services, law firms, professional services firms, Blockchain start-ups; Bitcoin exchanges; entrepreneurs; VCs; academics; students; journalists and enthusiasts. We are independent and not wedded to any particular platform. ‘The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum is known for being a forward thinking force within this space’ International Business Times Please complete the following form if you would like to attend: http://bblf.info/register.php We look forward to seeing you soon! The BBLF Team

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  • Blockchain and Governments - Register Now!

    Central London

    How could the Blockchain change Government as we know it? Will Governments soon be voting to join the Blockchain? How could Blockchain technologies change the role of citizens? How are Governments deploying Blockchain technologies? This meeting of the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum will explore the impact that Blockchain technologies could have on how countries are run and the meeting will look at identification applications and taxation policies and other potential advances. We will also be providing updates on key Bitcoin and Blockchain market developments, putting them in context and discussing issues. There will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas directly with your peers from a wide cross section of industries; to help improve strategies and we aim to create opportunities for partnerships to emerge. Individual speakers will be announced shortly. The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum was set up in 2015 to explore the potential of Blockchain technologies across industry sectors and brings together financial services, law firms, professional services firms, Blockchain start-ups; Bitcoin exchanges; entrepreneurs; VCs; academics; students; journalists and enthusiasts. We are independent and not wedded to any particular platform. If you are interested in attending this session, please complete the following form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. https://smlf.wufoo.com/forms/s4xmm9l1qu0r1v/

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  • Blockchain Government - Register Now!

    Central London

    You are invited to the next meeting of The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum where we will be exploring the idea of Blockchain Government. This will be a highly valuable opportunity for you to explore the idea of using Blockchain technology to provide services traditionally provided by nation-states in a decentralized, cheaper, more efficient, personalised manner. Many new and different kinds of governance models and services might be possible using Blockchain technology. The Blockchain could become the repository of all of a society’s documents, records and history for use in the future – a society’s universal record-keeping system. One implication of Blockchain governance is that government could shift from being the forced one-size-all ‘greater good’ model at present to one that can be tailored to the needs of individuals. Imagine a world of governance services as individualized as Starbucks coffee orders! So how would you put a nation on the Blockchain?! As well as exploring the possibilities of Blockchain Government; we will be providing you with other fresh insights around key Bitcoin and Blockchain developments to help you better understand and prepare for the shifts that are already underway. Navigate the world’s evolving Blockchain technologies. Together! Please complete all of the links below to register now: https://smlf.wufoo.com/forms/blockchain-government

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  • Register Now! Bitcoin and Blockchain Regulation

    Location visible to members

    You are invited to the next meeting of The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum on the morning of 28 September in London to explore how and why the emerging Bitcoin and Blockchain economy should be regulated. How regulation unfolds will be one of the most significant factors and risks in whether the nascent Blockchain industry will flourish into a mature successful financial services industry. What could hasten and hinder the mainstream development of the emerging industry? What are your views and opinions? Come along and explore the new frontiers of Blockchain technology – together. ‘Thanks for encouraging such a great conversation’ Nathaniel Popper, author of Digital Gold, The Untold Story of Bitcoin Other previous speakers have included The Bank of England; IBM; The Financial Times; The New York Times and Ethereum. REGISTER NOW: https://smlf.wufoo.com/forms/bitcoin-blockchain-regulation (https://smlf.wufoo.com/forms/bitcoin-blockchain-regulation/)

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  • Register Now! Exploring Block Chain-Based Smart Contracts

    The London Escalator

    You are invited to the next meeting of The Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum where we will be exploring the possibilities and challenges of ‘smart contracts’ with senior executives from IBM and Ethereum among others. This will be a highly valuable opportunity for you to explore the new frontiers of Blockchain and discover how Blockchain could be used as a platform for the exchange of ‘smart contracts’ that replace standard business documents. By using the Blockchain as a ledger, smart contracts can be tracked and used to verify business relationships and agreements without having to resort to the legal system. One idea is to use the Blockchain to manage car leases and the accompanying registration documents. When a car changes hands, it could be tagged with a new cryptographic signature. The signature could be used to programme keys issued to the car’s new owner so only they can open and start the car. As well as exploring the new possibilities of Blockchain-based smart contracts; we will be giving you fresh insights around key Bitcoin and Blockchain developments. It’s time to explore the new frontiers of the Blockchain! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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