June Ethereum London Meetup at Imperial College

Ethereum London
Ethereum London
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This meetup is made possible thanks to our sponsors: eToro (https://www.etoro.com/), FunFair (https://www.funfair.io/), Kryptonite1 (https://www.kryptonite1.co/), the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering at Imperial College (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/cryptocurrency), CryptoCompare.com (https://www.cryptocompare.com/), The Blockchain Connector (https://www.theblockchainconnector.com/) and Slock.it (https://slock.it/)


Brilliant line up this month with a slightly different format!

Dr Gavin Wood, Co-Founder and Director, Parity Technologies (https://parity.io/)

"Let's connect the dots."

Before co-­founding Parity Technologies, Dr Wood was the Chief Technology Officer and co­-founder of the Ethereum Project. He is the co-­designer of the Ethereum Protocol, writing its formal specification, created and wrote the first functional Ethereum implementation, designed and stewarded the Solidity language, was the project chief of the IDE, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol. He has pushed the state­-of­-the-­art in analysis tools and programming languages, as well as co-­founded several technology start­ups.

Dr Wood has presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings on the future of legal systems at Harvard. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York.

Christoph Jentzsch, CEO, Slock.it (https://slock.it/)

"Charity DAOs"

During this talk, Christoph Jentzsch will explore the possibility to run an organization without managers, employees or even a formal head office. Christoph will cover Decentralized Autonomous Organizations ('DAOs') and in particular their applications in the Charity sector.

After studying theoretical physics in Dresden, Germany, Christoph worked at Ethereum on both the protocol and as Lead Tester. He authored a framework for DAOs, which run entirely on the blockchain. One of its instances went on to become the most successful crowdfunding project in history but failed due to a software bug. This eventually led to a protocol hard fork which Christoph also helped specify. Today, Christoph is the CEO of Slock.it, which recently partnered with innogy Innovation Labs to build Share&Charge, onboarding over 1,000 charging station onto the blockchain.

Annika Monari and Alan Vey


Aventus is a fair, secure, and transparent blockchain-based event ticketing solution that practically eliminates fraud and unregulated touting. Organisers can create, manage and promote their events and tickets with dramatically reduced platform costs, and can set price controls and receive commissions on secondary market sales.

Annika Monari and Alan Vey are the founders of Aventus and recent graduates from Masters degrees in Physics - Particle Physics and Computing - Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London respectively.


19:00 Introductions (5m)
19:05 A word from our sponsor - eToro (5m)

19:10 Dr Gavin Wood, Co-Founder and Director, Parity Technologies (30 / 45m)
19:55 Q/A (15m)
20:10 Networking (10m)

20:20 Christoph Jentzsch and Dr Mervyn Maistry - Slock.it / Charity DAO (20m)
20:40 Q/A (15m)
20:55 Networking (10m)

21:05 Annika Monari / Alan Vey - Aventus co-founders (20m)
21:25 Q/A (10m)

21:35 Lightning Talk: Balance - Richard Burton (5m)

21:40 A word from our sponsor & demo: FunFair - Jez San (10m)

21:50 A word from our sponsor: Kryptonite1 - George McDonaugh (5m)

22:00 To the Pub !



The June meetup will take place in room G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College (University of London), which is building 33 on this map: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/visit/public/Map-of-South-Kensington-Campus-%5Bpdf%5D.pdf

There are two ways to go, either from South Kensington or Gloucerster Road like described here (http://imgur.com/a/gnTnC):


Ethereum London is the largest Ethereum meetup in the world - it is, and will always be free. We receive no external help but the one from our sponsors to whom we are so grateful! We are always looking for both speakers and sponsors - Ping us if you'd like to participate or help!



At The Queens Arms, 30 Queen's Gate Mews, Kensington, London SW7 5QL, UK


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