The way blockchain technology and crypto currency will change the world in 2018

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Hi everyone,
After a super exciting meetup around the topic blockchain and cryptocurrency in November, which arose a huge interest, I would like to invite you to our February meetup around the topic Blockchian, with some prominent speakers from the scene. The agenda is as follows:

1) 18:30 doors open

2) 19:00-20:00 “NEM Blockchain use cases and implementation” Kristof Van de Reck
Blockchains are revolutionizing the world. Blockchains are becoming the world’s most reliable, powerful and cost-effective way to manage financial assets, documents and contracts. Until now, blockchain implementation for business has come at substantial risks and a range of complexities. Adapting existing company networks to be compatible with blockchain networks has proven difficult. But now, there is a better way to implement an enterprise blockchain data system that minimizes complexity and integrate with existing systems.
Meet NEM. While others are cloning existing blockchains, NEM’s team of professional developers build a new code base from the ground up. It has been designed with a focus on integration with enterprises. They call them smart assets. NEM’s smart assets system is configurable to manage almost anything – financial instruments, supply chains, notarizations, ownership records etc. Businesses worldwide have already adopted NEM and tests across millions of accounts have demonstrated why it is one of the best preforming systems in the industry.

Kristof Van de Reck is founding member, Council member and Regional head Europe of NEM.io Foundation. Since he first learned about blockchain technology, he has been focusing on how blockchain can be implemented in existing businesses as well as the opportunities it facilitates for new business models. In his role as Regional Head Europe, him and his team are responsible for the the introduction, education and promotion of the NEM Blockchain technology to industries, governments and academia throughout Europe and beyond. twitter is @kvandereck

3) 20:00-21:00 “Future of crypto currencies” Ina Samovich
Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of crypto currency was intended to develop electronic cash.
The price volatility and speculative opportunities brought worldwide popularity to many crypto currencies in 2017. Nevertheless, the situation will change in 2018. Soon, the survived and more technological crypto currencies will serve civilization in completely different way allowing people and businesses interact without intermediaries, evenly redistribute wealth around the globe and change the structure of the international financial system. New financial infrastructure and institutional players will create a bridge between traditional and crypto economies

Ina Samovich is Co-Founder and CEO of CopPay blockchain platform for cryptopayments.
After graduating in Finance from Florida International University and obtaining MBA degree, she was managing retail and service business for 7 years.
In 2016, she realized the future advantages of crypto currencies and decided to implement it in her business. This was the beginning of the journey which has resulted in the creation of crypto payment platform and possibility to integrate crypto economy and real businesses.

4) 21:00-21:45 "Blockchain-the 'holy grail' for supply chain management" Samantha Radocchia
Blockchain, or any emerging technology for that matter, isn’t a matter of if, but when. It’s an inevitability. So, with that in mind, it’s extremely important for businesses, leaders, and individuals to recognize the inevitability of technological advancement and harness the power that comes from change for the betterment of society. Blockchain’s proposition to the world is that of decentralized trust.Nowhere do we see the positive impacts of blockchain more than in global supply chains. With blockchain, we can eliminate counterfeit drugs that are killing the recipients—often disadvantaged folks in underdeveloped countries. With blockchain, we can eliminate conflict minerals and blood diamonds. With blockchain, we can reduce food waste and spoilage. With blockchain, we can hold each other to the highest standards of humanity and ensure that our supply chains are transparent, ethical, humane, and sustainable.
Meet Chronicled, the 1st company to leverage IoT, AI and blockchain technologies to power end-to-end smart supply chain solutions.It is using blockchain technology for the secure exchange of physical assets.Its mission is to create the world’s most trusted Internet of Things (IoT) and supply chain ecosystems.As the leading pioneer of non-financial blockchain solutions since 2014 and a Founding Member of the Trusted IoT Alliance, its team of blockchain leaders and engineers has paved the way for how enterprises and consumers engage with the two technologies today.

Samantha Radocchia is founding member and CMO of Chronicled inc. She learned to program when she learned to read, started her first business, an inventory management and marketing software company in 2011, picking up degrees at Colgate University and NYU along the way. She likes to think of herself a tech industry triple threat: academic, developer, and entrepreneur.

5) 21:45-onwards Networking and Drinks

Looking forward to having another great meetup with you 😊

Petya