Past Meetup

PLUG PCC FinTech Series #2: Blockchain for dummies-meaning behind the buzzword

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DWF office, 31st Floor ("Walkie Talkie building")

20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3AG · London

How to find us

Please register at the reception and they will guide you to the appropriate floor.

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Details

PLEASE NOTE: Entries on the day and after 7PM will not be permitted. Please also bring your photo ID for registration purposes.

Please sign up on Eventbrite (https://blockchainfordummies.eventbrite.com) to get your ticket. A donation for attendance will go wholly and exclusively towards the organization costs (drinks, prints etc.)

Taken from: https://bitsonblocks.net/ (https://bitsonblocks.net/2015/09/09/a-gentle-introduction-to-blockchain-technology/)

“People use the term ‘blockchain technology’ to mean different things, and it can be confusing. Sometimes they are talking about The Bitcoin Blockchain, sometimes it’s The Ethereum Blockchain, sometimes it’s other virtual currencies or digital tokens, sometimes it’s smart contracts. Most of the time though, they are talking about distributed ledgers, i.e. a list of transactions that is replicated across a number of computers, rather than being stored on a central server.”

Over the last few years the term “blockchain” has become a buzzword, which everybody is using, often without proper understanding. During the November PLUG PCC FinTech Series #2 meeting we shall explore what’s actually hidden behind the buzzword.

Agenda:

6:00 pm – Networking

6:30 pm - Welcome from the Chapter Head

6:35 pm – Introduction to blockchain – Dr Nicolas T. Courtois

6:50 pm – panel discussion

- Dr Nicolas T. Courtois, UCL

- Dr Wawrzyniec Niewodniczański, R3 CEV

- Kumar Guarav, CEO Cashaa

Moderation: Annemarie Dalka, Ariadne Capital

7:45pm - Networking and further discussions

8:30 pm onwards – Afterparty in Eight Members’ Club Bank

PLEASE NOTE: Entries on the day and after 7PM will not be permitted. Please also bring your photo ID for registration purposes.

Please sign up on Eventbrite (https://blockchainfordummies.eventbrite.com) to get your ticket. A donation for attendance will go wholly and exclusively towards the organization costs (drinks, prints etc.)

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Polish-Tech-Link-UK-PL/ (https://www.meetup.com/Polish-Tech-Link-UK-PL/)

Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/PLTechLink/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PLUGinLONDON/

Organizers:

PLUG Polish Tech Link - the group was created to integrate Polish tech & startup community in the UK as well as to foster mutual business relations between the UK and Polish technology companies and mutually introduce the movers and shakers of both Polish as UK tech scenes. You can meet here Polish startups, VCs, people working in leading Polish and British tech companies, mentors, coaches etc.

Polish City Club - Polish City Club (PCC) is a members-only organization founded by Polish professionals working in London. The Club’s mission is to integrate the professionals interested in building a well-connected and successful Polish diaspora in the UK, actively promote Poland, facilitate knowledge exchange among Polish professionals, politicians and international communities and increase interest of international business communities in Poland-related issues.

Visit http://www.polishcityclub.org/ for more information.

Polish Professionals in London - PPL is an organization of Polish professionals who want to take part and organize interesting projects, meet interesting guests and meet people with similar interests. PPL aims to help professional and promote a positive image of Poles in multicultural British society.

More on the website: https://www.polishprofessionals.org.uk/ (https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.polishprofessionals.org.uk%2F&h=ZAQGrnyQw&enc=AZMjWhDDHCme5753TDvM8oetE9l9fhDso4J2B_4KD-ngymauF6lsuK6sHdh0bOutXnA&s=1)

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4745147762/?fref=tsVenue

Venue partner:

DWF LPP is a full-service law firm. DWF's experts work with startups in all sectors, particularly in software and SAAS, life sciences and fintech. They know how startups work, understand your challenges, and provide clear and practical advice. They offer a complete range of services, from shareholders’ agreements and funding transactions through large contracts and joint ventures to tax matters including SEIS, EIS and option schemes. DWF's specialist teams can advise you on data protection, privacy, and security, on employment law and agreements, and on intellectual property protection and licensing.

More information on the website: http://www.dwf.law/ (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dwf.law%2F&h=cAQHR-9y3&enc=AZPhE4IYTDWSEuUy39SZKiHPWg5VrBZCGz5Rag8eyIY5azl1KmycMb98oPP86hVrfTo&s=1)

PLUG partner:

INTIVE - Since January 2016 SMT Software Services, BLStream and Kupferwerk joined their forces to form intive: a new player in the software development service market. With its combined portfolio the new organisation is able to support customers globally along the full application lifecycle – end-to-end out of one hand. In a joined approach we help our customers to create software products that disrupt their industry – always paying attention to the value for the end user and the business.

Headquartered in Munich and with a team of more than 1,200 remarkable specialists in 11 development centers across Poland and Germany as well as regional offices in the UK, France and USA, we are a trusted partner for industry leaders such as Audi, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, ING, Microsoft, Orange, Viacom, Vodafone or Volkswagen.

Visit https://www.intive.com/en for more information.

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