This month we have yet another excellent set of prestigious speakers who kindly offered their time to the community! We kindly ask that you do your utmost to be present if you RSVP YES— Thank you!
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Bastiaan Don—CEO at Blockimmo "How blockimmo tokenized and transacted the first Swiss property"
So far, there have only been announcements that it will soon be possible to acquire shares in a property via the Blockchain. Now the first pioneering and traceable transaction has taken place. Bastiaan Don (Founder and Managing Director) will share details about this first transaction.
Itamar Lesuisse— Co-Founder & CEO at Argent "Making Ethereum accessible to everyone"
For Ethereum to reach its full potential on a global scale, there needs to be a breakthrough in usability. Wallets and Dapp login need fixing. In this talk, Argent’s CEO and co-Founder, Itamar Lesuisse, introduces Argent’s solution.
Argent is a new type of non-custodial wallet. It has the simplicity and security of the best new bank apps: no seed phrases, no gas, no cryptic addresses. It also offers a Facebook login-style experience for Dapps (with users staying in control of their data and identity). These advances are possible due to Argent’s use of smart contracts.
Patrick McCorry—Assistant Professor at King’s College London "Scaling Cryptocurrencies via Offchain Protocols"
Cryptocurrencies do not scale. The community are pursuing two approaches for scaling the network which include changing the underlying consensus/blockchain protocol, or sharding which only requires peers to validate relevant transactions. However, while both approaches can improve the network’s throughput, it still requires all transactions to be validated by the global network to some extent and this requirement may directly harm the network’s public verifiability and its decentralisation (i.e. a home computer lacks the computational resources to verify 5,000 tps).
Patrick is an Assistant Professor at King’s College London. His focus is cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, cryptography and decentralised systems. Patrick is the UK’s first PhD graduate in Cryptocurrencies and his work has recently appeared at Devcon3, Scaling Bitcoin 2017, Breaking Bitcoin 2017 and BPASE 2018 alongside numerous academic venues.
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This meetup is made possible thanks to our sponsors: Atlas Neue (http://www.atlasneue.com/), the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering at Imperial College (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/cryptocurrency and CryptoCompare.com (https://www.cryptocompare.com/)
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Everyone is required to stay outside the lecture room until ushered in by our volunteers—no exception. If you suffer from a disability please let our staff know in advance so we can take the appropriate measures to host you.
18:25: Queue downstairs opens. First come first served!
19:00: Doors close
19:05: A word from our sponsors (5m)
19:10: Bastiaan Don (30m)
19:40: Itamar Lesuisse (30m)
20:10: Break/Networking (10m)
20:20: Patrick McCorry (30m)
21:00: To the Pub.
Note: Pub is The Queens Arms, (https://goo.gl/maps/xPUb5jT4kmv) 30 Queen's Gate Mews, Kensington, London SW7 5QL, UK
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