Blockchain - Hype or Hope?

Tech For Good
Tech For Good
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Blockchain has been heralded as the next big thing in the social sector and has fast risen from emerging trend to a disruptor in the development and humanitarian space alone.

But can it really address some of the social and environmental challenges we’re facing?

In this meetup we’ll explore the role of blockchain technologies in helping to address the world’s challenges. We’ll hear lightning talks from ‘blockchain for good’ pioneers, before breaking into a panel discussion around whether this tech offers hype or hope.

We’ll be asking how social impact ventures, NGOs and charities can capitalise from the use of blockchain to deliver on their social and environmental agendas, and which applications of distributed ledger technology are already having the biggest impact.

Join us on 14 November at Techspace London in Shoreditch to find out.

Confirmed speakers:

• Cécile Baird, Founding Partner, Blockchain for Good (BC4G)

• Raphäel Mazet, Founder and CEO of Alice.Si

• David Shepherdson, Director of the not-for-profit company developing HullCoin

• Sally Eaves, CTO and author, practising professor of FinTech and Global Strategic Advisor, consulting on the application of disruptive technologies

Doors open at 6.15pm, talks start at 6:45pm. There will be time for questions and networking after the panel discussion.

As usual, there’ll be room for your community announcements, a chance to share news and opportunities relevant to the tech for good community.

Get in touch with us via Meetup (alternatively via email at [masked] & [masked] ) if want to speak about a project you’re working on in this area, or if you’d like to make a short community announcement at the event.

See you there!

*Many thanks to Techspace ( for kindly hosting us. Techspace is a European network of coworking spaces where companies can innovate and grow together.

**We charge £3 to help manage the number of people who show up on the night, which goes towards the cost of running the event. We don't want this to become a barrier to attendance, so get in touch if this causes a problem for you.