• Greek Night! The Crypto and Cipher kind with Corda specialists, Kostas & Tasos

    The theme is Corda and Cryptography with speakers who, coincidentally are of Greek ancestry. ;) Technical Audience. PLEASE REGISTER @ EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/corda-meetup-greek-night-the-cryptocipher-kind-of-greek-tickets-45074431839 Agenda 6:15 PM Doors open - networking, Greek food, drink 7:00 PM "Cryptographic Agility in Corda" - join Konstantinos (Kostas) Chalkias, R3 Cryptographer and Corda Platform Developer, while he describes solutions against quantum computer attacks, the spectrum of cryptographic schemes, their place in a DLT world, and how Corda utilises them. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chalkiaskostas/ 7:40 PM "Blockchain and Big Data: Corda smart contracts for fair lotteries and data sampling" - listen to Anastasios (Tasos) Kichidis describe how to use Corda for publicly verifiable random generation, with applications for fair lotteries, shuffling, statistical sampling and novel crowd-funding applications. https://www.linkedin.com/in/akichidis/ 8:15pm – Any news/announcements --> Opa!

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  • Crypto's, ICOs, CBDC, oh my! Where are we going with these? Hosted by R3

    Target Audience This particular session is meant for a non-technical Business audience. While Corda meetups typically target a technical audience, considering one of the beauties of blockchain is how it is engaging a full spectrum of roles, we have decided to alternate sessions between business and technical content to be more inclusive and reflective of the realities of blockchain’s importance and popularity. Agenda 6:15pm – Doors open / networking galore! (food & drink provided) 7:00pm – Cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, and Digital Payments using Blockchain Technology Kevin Rutter addresses how the rise of cryptocurrencies has revived fundamental questions about money. What are the advantages and disadvantages of cryptocurrencies? What are the key risks? Does money need an asset-backed third party to issue it, like a central bank or commercial bank? Will central banks or other issuers adapt blockchain technology into central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs)? What are some of the important considerations for both users and issuers of money with blockchain technology? Why should these developments in cash and payments matter to you? Kevin Rutter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-rutter-1b109235/ )is R3’s Research Lead, based in New York. He received his BS in Economics from Duke University and is particularly interested in cash & payments applications of blockchain technology. 7:30pm – Beyond ICOs: Blockchain for the Enterprise and Legal Implications This panel discussion will explore the practical applications of blockchain solutions, and the regulatory landscape within which they operate. The panel will include: • Joel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester ( http://www.sandw.com/professionals-Joel-Telpner-finance-attorney.html ) • Dana Syracuse, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie ( https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/professionals/dana-v-syracuse.html ) • Ian DiBernardo, Partner, Stroock ( https://www.stroock.com/people/idibernardo ) • Moderator: Jason Rozovsky, Senior Counsel, R3 ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrozovsky/ ) 8:15pm – Any news/announcements --> let's mingle!

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  • January NYC Corda Meetup

    Lair East

    6:15pm – Doors open / networking galore! (food & drink provided) 7:00pm – KYC on Corda Tim Coates will introduce us to Project Leia, a KYC project, and one of the largest collaborative DLT efforts last year that includes 12 banks located across 4 continents. The project aims to solve the problems around data collection, data validation, customer experience and data privacy that plague current KYC processes in Corporate Banking. Tim will explain the project, and provide a demo. Bio: Tim leads Synechron’s blockchain product efforts working with large banks and technology platforms to design innovative DLT solutions. He works alongside an offshore team of 50 in the Synechron Blockchain Centre of Excellence. He co-led the solution design and development of LEIA2 with R3’s Matt Bradbury and 14 banks. The Self-Sovereign KYC Utility seeks to enable Corporate customers the guarantee of control over the content and distribution of their KYC data to banks as required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 7:30pm – Debugging Corda using a Mortgage Securities example James Schopp will give the business case for the Corda project that helped improve data dissemination for the SPV (special purpose vehicle) securitization process for private label mortgages. Yaakov Sash will then demo the above Corda project. Following the demo, Yaakov will demonstrate how to best leverage Corda’s dynamic dev environment by interactively debugging the Cordapp code. Bio: James is a Director of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division, based in New York. He is Head of Securitized Products Finance IT, responsible for Wholeloan/ABS Mortgage Trading, Warehouse Financing, and ABCP Conduit Financing. James joined Credit Suisse Securitized Products in 2006. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, James has worked for IBM Global Services, Hewlett-Packard Image and Printing Group, Alliance Data Systems, and several dot-com era startups. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Florida State University. Bio: Yaakov is a Senior Blockchain Architect assisting companies of all sizes embrace DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). Most recently, Yaakov was part of the engineering team from Credit Suisse and 3 other banks that built a proof of concept distributed ledger system to improve the data dissemination for the SPV (special purpose vehicle) securitization process for private label mortgages. Previously Yaakov has held senior engineering and business-side roles at JPMC, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch. 8:15pm – Any news/announcements ... let's mingle!

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  • NYC Corda Meetup for December

    Rise New York

    It has taken a while, but we are pleased to announce the next NYC Corda Meetup! The full agenda is below, and includes a mix of R3 Clients, Partners, and Subject Matter Experts, along with R3 CTO Richard Gendal Brown. Agenda: 6:00 Doors open, networking 6:30 Introductions 6:35 Richard Gendal Brown, "The State of Corda for 2017 and 2018" 7:15 David Sutter (TradeIX), "Trade Finance on Corda" 7:40 Yaakov Sash (CSFB), "Project New Deal" (Deal flow, multi-bank) 8:15 Clemens Wan (R3), "Project Indigo" (Identity) 8:40 Guy Hochstetler (R3), "Measuring Blockchain Performance" 9:00p End

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  • R3 and Rise Present ... Designing with Corda !

    Location visible to members

    Hi everyone, R3 and Rise are thrilled to invite you to our next Corda meet up event, hosted at the Rise theatre in midtown ! The event will be held on 11 April at 6pm - a Tuesday ! Bring your computers, as we will be helping with the installation of Corda and answering questions. The agenda is very much open to suggestions, but will likely include a deep dive in designing on Corda as well as information on how you can get involved in the open source community. There will be refreshments served ! Joel Dudley from our London-based developer relations team will be in town to present ! PLEASE RSVP either here or by email ([masked]), as Rise does want a list of guests ahead of time for security purposes ! We also need to know how much beer and wine to order ! Rise is Barclays' Open Innovation platform, creating the future of financial services. http://www.corda.net http://www.thinkrise.com

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  • R3 and Rise Present ... Corda Live !

    Location visible to members

    Hi everyone, R3 and Rise are thrilled to invite you to our next Corda meet up event, hosted at the Rise theatre in midtown ! The event will be held on 10 February at 6pm. Acutely aware it's a Friday evening, we won't go past 8pm, leaving plenty of time for festivities afterwards. Bring your computers, as we will be helping with the installation of Corda and answering questions. The agenda is very much open to suggestions, but will likely include a deep dive of Corda's notable design choices as well as information on how you can get involved in the open source community. There will be light refreshments served ! PLEASE RSVP either here or by email ([masked]), as Rise does want a list of guests ahead of time for security purposes ! We also need to know how much beer and wine to order ! Rise is Barclays' Open Innovation platform, creating the future of financial services. http://www.corda.net http://www.thinkrise.com

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  • Corda NY

    Location visible to members

    Hi everyone, Hopefully you can make it to the first meeting of the NY-based Corda meetup group next Thursday, 15 December, at 6:30pm at 424 Broadway, Suite 602 in Manhattan. James Carlyle, R3's Chief Engineer, will be in town from London to give an introduction to Corda's architecture. Several other developer relations representatives from R3 will be on hand to answer questions. There will be food and drink served, perhaps even beer. We hope to see you there. Please RSVP ahead of time so we know how much refreshments to bring ; we also need to give the building a list of attendees ahead of time. Thanks ! James Carlyle, Chris Khan, and Clemens Wan __________________________________ NY Corda MeetUp Thu, Dec 15,[masked]:45 PM EST Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/958907389 (https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/958907389) You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free):[masked] United States: +1 (571)[masked] Access Code:[masked] More phone numbers Australia (Toll Free):[masked] Brazil (Toll Free):[masked] Canada (Toll Free):[masked] China (Toll Free):[masked] Colombia (Toll Free):[masked] France (Toll Free):[masked] Germany (Toll Free):[masked] Hong Kong (Toll Free):[masked] India (Toll Free):[masked] Ireland (Toll Free):[masked] Italy (Toll Free):[masked] Japan (Toll Free):[masked] Korea, Republic of (Toll Free):[masked] Luxembourg (Toll Free):[masked] Mexico (Toll Free):[masked] Netherlands (Toll Free):[masked] New Zealand (Toll Free):[masked] South Africa (Toll Free):[masked] Spain (Toll Free):[masked] Switzerland (Toll Free):[masked] Taiwan (Toll Free):[masked] United Kingdom (Toll Free):[masked] United Kingdom: +44 (0)[masked] First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready

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