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TechTuesday 10/2016: Blockchain!

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It's TechTuesday again!

In October 2016 we will take a look at the technology that many people believe has the potential for disruption -- with the financial industry being only one area: Blockchain!

We are happy to feature three invited speakers:

Lucas Betschart (Co-Founder Blockchain Source, President Bitcoin Association CH):

"Blockchain & Bitcoin: an introduction"

Lucas Betschart is a Software Engineer and the founder of Blockchain Source (https://www.blockchainsource.ch/), a consulting company focusing on applying Blockchain technologies in the real world. Since early 2014 he has been organizing talks for our local Bitcoin community with top experts from all around the world, connecting and educating startups, corporates and enthusiasts.

Daniel Gasteiger (Co-Founder of nexussquared):

"Blockchain as an eGovernment enabler"

Daniel Gasteiger has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Starting out as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks promoting UBS’s business-to-business API solutions and Prime Brokerage services. In his last role at UBS, he built up and managed the Office of the Chairman as a Managing Director. He is co-founder of blockchain startup nexussquared (http://www.nexussquared.co/).

Christian Cachin (Cryptographer, IBM Research - Zurich):

"Blockchain, cryptography, and consensus"

Christian Cachin is a senior researcher at IBM Research Zurich. His research (https://www.zurich.ibm.com/~cca/) focuses on information security and distributed systems, with emphasis on secure protocols for distributed systems. Two of his current research topics are blockchain and consensus protocols in general. He received his PhD in cryptography from ETH Zurich in 1997.

As always, there will be discussions during and after the talks. Please plan 2h in total.

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René & Nino

PS: As many people suffered from this problem the last times: don't forget to bring "Münz" for beer & beverages (everything 3 CHF).