Scaling the public blockchain for payments

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Welcome to our fourth smart contracts meetup, where we discuss smart contracts technology in a regulatory context for business purposes.

Our mission is that you leave the events informed, inspired, and better connected.

The promise of #Bitcoin hasn’t been fulfilled yet, nor have the following projects (e.g. #Ethereum) achieved the required maturity. Scalability, high transaction costs and unclear regulatory requirements are a problem.

While some projects are seeking tradeoffs in the centralisation of consensus or of governance, others are working on #scaling public #blockchains for #payments.

On Wednesday the 22nd of May, we'll look into so-called second layer solutions such as state channels, with some of the best minds in the field: - Dr. Stefan Teis from brainbot technologies AG
- Sebastian Stammler from Perun
- Konstantin Nick from Donnerlab / Fabervision

As always, we'll also look into #legal and #regulatory aspects with the help of Dr. Carsten Lösing from White & Case LLP.

We want to know, amongst others
- what is the state of the technology?
- how does it work?
- when will it be ready?
- what are the legal requirements for enabling payments on public blockchains?

Food and drinks are kindly sponsored by White & Case LLP

Drinks and food sponsored by White & Case.

See you there!

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WHEN & WHERE

Mindspace, Eurotheum 6th floor, Neue Mainzer Strasse 66 · Frankfurt

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 starting 6:30 pm

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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

18:30 – Doors open and networking
18:50 – Program starts, short intro by the hosts to the program
19:00 – Introduction by hosts

19:05 – 19:30 Introduction to payment channels
Dr. Stefan Teis
Managing Director @ brainbot technologies AG
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-stefan-teis-970588/

19:30 – Perun
Sebastian Stammler
Implementation Lead @ Perun
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebstar/

19:45 – Introduction to the Bitcoin Lightning Network
Konstantin Nick
https://twitter.com/donnerlab1

The Lightning Network is a second layer scaling solution for Bitcoin. Using Smart Contracts on the Bitcoin base layer it allows for low-fee and fast transactions, while minimizing the trust needed. This talk introduces the Lightning Network and how we leverage it for our gaming applications.

20:05 – 20:20 Token and Trends in Payments
Carsten Loesing, White & Case
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carstenloesing/
Carsten has 10 years of experience in advising financial services firms (including FinTech) and corporates on financial regulation with a focus on payments, e-money and blockchain technology.

20:20 – Panel moderated by Maria Pennanen, CEO of Santiment Deutschland GmbH
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapennanen/

20:40 – Networking

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See you in Mindspace, 6th floor.