• ASX CHESS Replacement - The inside story...

    Stone & Chalk

    In January 2016, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) selected Digital Asset as a technology partner to develop the CHESS Replacement System (a post-trade platform for the cash equity market) using blockchain / distributed ledger technologies. (https://www.asx.com.au/services/chess-replacement.htm) Costing many-millions of dollars and being years in the making, this is arguably Australia's largest, real-world blockchain project. It’s also one that will be used by many hundreds of thousands of ordinary Australians either directly or indirectly. This project is also being watched intently by every other stock exchange on the planet as they contemplate migrating their own equivalent systems to blockchain technologies. Fil Mackay, Head of Engineering, Digital Asset Australia, is a technology professional, with deep experience in the Australian financial markets. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/filmackay/). Fil is an advocate of functional programming technology, and its application to smart contracts in particular; Fil is Head of Engineering for the Sydney-based Digital Asset technology team, who are building the core equities clearing & settlement platform for ASX. He has worked with DA for three years, through the proof-of-concept phase of the CHESS Replacement project, to the enterprise build-out. His interests also extend to trading, and the innovative future of crypto-assets in general. During this meetup, Fil will be discussing: - Who are Digital Asset and what blockchain tool & technologies have they developed, - The CHESS Replacement project - what the ASX is doing (and is not doing). - His personal reflections and lessons learned with this program rolling out a real-world blockchain / DLT system. AGENDA: 5:45pm - Arrive and enjoy complimentary wine, beer & pizza. 6:00pm - Introducing Fil Mackay 6:10pm - ASX CHESS Replacement Blockchain - The inside story... 6:50pm - Q&A Session 7:00pm - Networking 7:30pm - Finish

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  • Hyperledger Fabric - What's new in V2?

    YBF Ventures

    This meetup is part of the ongoing lab/technical series. Hyperledger Fabric V2 (Alpha) was released a little while ago. With some significant additions to the feature set, we'll be looking at what's new in V2 in some detail. Martin Halford (beNEXT.io) will give a quick overview of the new features in Hyperledger V2. Then Sam Cullin & Liam Dempsey (Chaincoders.io) will take a deep dive into one of these new features. This month Sam and Liam will be looking at the FabToken and how Hyperledger Fabric V2 can represent assets as tokens on Hyperledger Fabric channels. Come along to learn more about these significant enhancements to Hyperledger, join the fun and meet others interested in using Distributed Ledger Technology in their organisations. This meetup is taking place in our shiny, new venue at: YBF Ventures, Level 4, 520 Bourke Street. Special thanks to YBF Ventures – Melbourne’s top startup hub for tech and innovation – for making this space available to us and making this our new meetup home.

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  • Hyperledger - Smart "Legal" Contracts on Hyperledger Fabric

    505 Little Collins St

    After recent discussions on Smart Contracts not being actual contracts, this session takes a look at attempts in the Legal Tech space to develop *actual* legal agreement on blockchains as Smart Legal Contracts. Based on the past six months working with a number of national and international law firms, Martin Halford will focus on the technology of Smart 'Legal' Contracts, specifically the Accord Project (https://www.accordproject.org/) and how it integrates with Hyperledger Fabric and other blockchain technologies. Paul Imseih, General Counsel at Dimension Data and Member of Hyperledger Smart Contract Working Group, will focus on the legal questions law firms are facing around their legal enforceability.

  • Hyperledger Technical Lab

    505 Little Collins St

    Over 3-4 hands-on technical sessions we will build a Hyperledger Fabric network with a smart contract to exchange assets between all meetup members. this is the second Lab and we will recap on building your first network and explore how Hyperledger can be used in a supply chain.

  • Hyperledger Indy, Digital Identity, and Self-Sovereign Identity

    Melbourne IT (ARQ Group)

    John Phillips specialises in identity at 460degrees and will talk about Hyperledger Indy and the future of digital identity for people, organisations and things. Ikram Akbar will provide an industry update on what's happening in the Linux Foundation and the market

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  • Hyperledger Technical Lab

    505 Little Collins St

    Over 3-4 hands on technical lab sessions we will build a Hyperledger Fabric network with a smart contract to exchange assets between all meetup members. In the first lab sessions we will focus on BYFN (Build Your First Network). we will explain the Fabric architecture, the file structure, BYFN macros and provide a git repository of simplified marcos and instructions. if you have run BYFN before and have questions we'll address these, or if this is your first time this session will help. We'll be using Macs so feel free to bring yours and follow along, and the online instructions include the prerequisites for Windows.

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  • Hyperledger Overview and Industry Update

    505 Little Collins St

    The aim of this meetup is to help educate and inform the Hyperledger community about how to use, deploy and develop Hyperledger blockchain applications. The focus will be mainly on helping technologists get a handle what they need to do, and on helping business leaders learn how Hyperledger (and blockchains, in general) can make their companies more efficient and profitable. The plan over the coming months is for various people, with hands-on experience with Hyperledger, to present on a range of topics focused on "Getting started with Hyperledger". After each technical presentation, there will be an open discussion where members can discuss various Hyperledger projects and use cases, and get any updates on what is happening in the industry. We intend to run a live survey throughout the meetup so that people can post questions and have the these considered by the attendees. Please come along to listen, learn and contribute!

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  • Hyperledger Meetup Melbourne

    Blockchain Centre Melbourne

    The Blockchain Centre presents: Hyperledger Meetup Melbourne Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. If you would like to know more, please join us after our weekly Talk & Trade: https://www.meetup.com/blockchaincentre/events/ssmxhqyxpblc/.

  • Women in Blockchain: Hyperledger

    YBF Ventures

    The Blockchain Centre and YBF Ventures present Women in Blockchain - Hyperledger. Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. This is a special presentation and your chance to hear from two women from the Hyperledger team: Tracy Kuhrt, Community Architect, Hyperledger Tracy Kuhrt is community architect of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation. Tracy has had a varied career working in the automotive manufacturing, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, and ecommerce industries. Previously, Tracy was a principal member of the technical staff on the strategic architecture team at PayPal and developed compilers, assemblers, and linkers for 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers at Microchip Technologies, using open source software. Daniela Barbosa, The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger, VP World Wide Alliances Daniela Barbosa serves as Vice President of World Wide Alliances at Hyperledger, where she is responsible for the full lifecycle management of Hyperledger’s membership community while overseeing the broader industry and business community outreach and network growth. Daniela has developed and led growth and innovation strategies for more than 18 years with a background working with financial services, media, and enterprise software. Daniela has led both partnerships and alliances teams as well as marketing and has been responsible for driving global partnerships, OEM integrations, market leadership, and global brand awareness. Daniela has a Master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University. A self-diagnosed information and data junkie, she is fascinated by trends in data and content delivery and consumption. Join us for a special Women in Blockchain presentation that will provide you with an opportunity to hear about the careers of these two amazing women. Follow on Twitter: @blockchainCTR @danielabarbosa @hyperledger #blockchainCTR

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  • Talk & Trade - Crypto/Blockchain Meetup & Hyperledger Meetup

    Stone & Chalk Melbourne (Goods Shed North)

    Every Wednesday, the Blockchain Centre hosts Talk & Trade, a facilitated group discussion about current affairs in the blockchain and crypto world. Discussions range from trading and technical analysis to technological advances, development updates and news to the philosophies of cryptocurrencies. Often, special guests present and panel discussions take place in the first 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion. Afterwards, feel free to stick around and network with your fellow crypto enthusiasts. This event is sponsored by Hyperledger so please enjoy networking over a drink and some nibbles. 6pm to 7pm - Talk & Trade 7pm to 8pm - Hyperledger Presentation 8pm to 9pm - Networking Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. Speakers: Tracy Kuhrt, Community Architect, Hyperledger Tracy Kuhrt is community architect of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation. Tracy has had a varied career working in the automotive manufacturing, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, and ecommerce industries. Previously, Tracy was a principal member of the technical staff on the strategic architecture team at PayPal and developed compilers, assemblers, and linkers for 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers at Microchip Technologies, using open source software. Daniela Barbosa, The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger, VP World Wide Alliances Daniela Barbosa serves as Vice President of World Wide Alliances at Hyperledger, where she is responsible for the full lifecycle management of Hyperledger’s membership community while overseeing the broader industry and business community outreach and network growth. Daniela has developed and led growth and innovation strategies for more than 18 years with a background working with financial services, media, and enterprise software. Daniela has led both partnerships and alliances teams as well as marketing and has been responsible for driving global partnerships, OEM integrations, market leadership, and global brand awareness. Daniela has a Master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University. A self-diagnosed information and data junkie, she is fascinated by trends in data and content delivery and consumption. Julian Gordon, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Hyperledger Julian is Vice President, Asia, for Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation open source collaborative project created to advance cross-industry blockchain. Julian started his career in London, working in technology within banking at HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Kleinwort Benson. He then spent the past 20-plus years in Asia Pacific business development and leadership roles within leading technology companies HP, Sun Microsystems, Juniper Networks and Cisco. He is a strong advocate for open source and the truly transformational potential of blockchain. Julian has a BA (Hons) in Systems Analysis from the University of West of England. He is based in Hong Kong, where he was born, and is married with two children. *Please Note* Absolute newcomers to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency are advised to attend the monthly Bitcoin 101 and/or Ethereum 101 workshops before attending the Talk & Trade, as the discussion gets pretty deep! Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk We look forward to seeing you soon! Follow on Twitter: @blockchainCTR @danielabarbosa @hyperledger #blockchainCTR

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