Introduction to "Blockchain"


The first Blochainers meetup is about the global view and an introduction to the Blockchain technology.


10 min: Introduction by organizers Matthias/Erhard

45 min: Main Topic: "Introduction to Blockchain" by Gerhard Dinhof (Hyperledger Vienna Meetup co-founder, IBM)

Let's go beyond cryptocurrencies and explore the possible impact of Blockchain in other industries. What are the basic concepts? Why are there so many Blockchain variations out there and what's the difference between public and permissioned chains? After having sparked your ideas let's explore some options for getting your hands dirty and gain hands-on experience.

About Gerhard: Gerhard is passionately advocating Blockchain technology for more than two years at his employer IBM, at meetups and events and teaching at FH Technikum Wien. To keep his balance, he likes to run long distances on remote trails and spending some quality time in the kitchen afterward.

5 min per talk: Lightning Talks by the community:
- "Hibernate for Blockchain" by Erhard Dinhobl
- "Blockchain and IoT" by Onur Mete
- Request for Partners for a Blockchain project by Christoph Witzany
- "Presenting IoT Austria TT Blockchain" by Leopold Zyka

Lightning Talk?

If you want to start a project, want to get some help, have a job offer or something else about Blockchain then you should do a Lightning Talk! No laptop or presentation - only you for 5 minutes. - see Wikipedia (

if you are interested as speaker for the main topic or for a lightning talk, write us a message!