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Last week in blockchain #54

Listen to Last week in blockchain for week 15 of 2019 dedicated to the Odyssey Hackathon last weekend. I'll be talking about 4 of the 20 solutions build there.
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  • The Problem With Online Reputation (And Other Online Identity Proxies) Dec 3 2019 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Arwen Smit, Author Identity Reboot
    The design of the internet came with a fundamental flaw. A flaw that hunts it to this day. The internet was never built with an identity layer. A great part of the chaos we find ourselves in today is related to a multitude of players with wide-ranging agendas trying to fill this gap. This gap led us to a strange place to be. There is no unified you, online or offline. Arwen Smit is the author of Identity Reboot, available November 2019. Find out more at www.arwensmit.com.
  • Why A.I. Shouldn't Be Centralised (Data Hoarding ≠ A.I.) Sep 26 2019 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Arwen Smit, Author Identity Reboot
    In the age of algorithms, A.I.-driven multinationals and an interconnected, global population, our personal identity is more important than ever. One of the symptoms of our data-driven society is the centralisation of A.I. The hoarding of data by the tech giants and the centralisation of A.I. go hand-in-hand, with far-reaching consequences. This talk challenges that notion: Maybe the future of AI shouldn't be centralised. Arwen Smit is the author of Identity Reboot, available November 2019. Find out more at www.arwensmit.com.
  • Trust in Math, Not Humans: Privacy Technology in Crypto” Aug 6 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This expert panel include RICARDO G. DIAZ, Julie Goggin, Ulf Mattsson and other experts
    Trust in Math, Not Humans : Privacy Technology In Crypto

    The blockchain revolution of the past 10 years has seen the biggest surge in open source projects with 90K+ Github repositories dedicated to blockchain (DLT) projects. This massive paradigm shift to decentralized computing has also advanced the field of cryptography with exciting new math that will deliver on the promise of privacy like never before.

    With over 20 years enterprise software and cyber security expertise, Ricardo Diaz, today is the founder of Blockchain CLT, a blockchain consultancy. He will discuss the future and evolution of trust with innovative privacy technologies powering blockchain projects today and in the future.
  • The Invisible Hand (How Algorithms Shape Our Reality) Jul 23 2019 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Arwen Smit, Author Identity Reboot
    In the age of algorithms, A.I.-driven multinationals and an interconnected, global population, our personal identity is more important than ever. With the rise of the internet, our online and offline worlds started to merge, and what identity is and isn’t has become less defined and more complex. In this timely talk, Arwen Smit explains why identity is the most valuable thing you own, standing at the core of your every online and offline interaction. Driving home that when algorithms shape our reality, we humans become the input and output of algorithms. Arwen Smit is the author of Identity Reboot, available November 2019. Find out more at www.arwensmit.com.
  • Visualizing a Digital Revolution of the 21st Century Jul 10 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Eric Paul McNeil, Sr., Tableau Architect and Cyber-Security/Blockchain Researcher
    The goal of this brief is to quickly introduce Blockchain analytic dashboard usages. It could be said that the average person has no idea what Crypto-Currency is nor, can they explain how the technology works. Some would agree more people are now beginning to comprehend crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are simply some type of electronic investment instrument as in the American dollar.

    However, most individuals in the general population still don’t grasp the potential value of blockchain platforms. Nevertheless, a lot of technologists, researchers and professionals understand distributed ledgers are used to process and store user data associated with various types of transactions within blockchains.

    Herein, we will crack open the cyber wallet/vault using a software platform to briefly demo three user dashboard scenarios which will illustrate Blockchain use case value: Asset Auditor; Purchase Tracker; Anomaly Reporter
  • Blockchain zero knowledge proofs and homomorphic encryption Jun 12 2019 4:45 pm UTC 60 mins
    Sal Ceravolo
    We will discuss our views on homomorphic encryption for voice, and blockchain and "Blockchain zero knowledge proofs." We will cover use cases for Homomorphic encryption (HE) that is applicable in secure voice conferencing for untrusted environments such as cloud applications. The thinking is that not having a central decryption point, cyber based cached attacks such as TLBleed would not be able to have any effect. This can secure voice in tactical environments. We define tactical as any environment that has limited computing resources, rapidly changing mission requirements, limited connectivity, and high stress. Such environments are typically tactical military deployments, public safety, or government field offices.
  • The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond Jun 11 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Prof. Ahmed Banafa , College of Engineering at San Jose State University| IoT-Blockchain-AI Expert
    We’re still in the early days of Blockchain as a technology, and so we’re yet to see the full impact that it will have on the world that we live in. Still, it’s already showing potential across a range of industries and started to enter the public consciousness, so the real question is what will happen when Blockchain technology starts to mature.

    Right now, speculating on the future of Blockchain is like trying to predict the future of the World Wide Web in 1990. It’s just too early to say for sure, but we can at least be reasonably certain that it’s going to continue to grow as more and more uses cases are found for the exciting new technology.

    Blockchain will face many changes and obstacles but still provides many promising applications; this webinar discusses both challenges and applications of Blockchain technology in 2019 and beyond.
  • Smart agreements on Blockchain - Create Blockchain powered Smart agreements Jun 5 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Ajay Jasti, Founder of kontrakt.co, New York
    We will discuss Smart agreements on Blockchain and how to create Blockchain powered Smart agreements. It is time for intelligent and self-aware contracts. Create, execute and maintain legal contracts that can be highly customized and automated with a platform powered by Blockchain, Internet-of-Things and Artificial Intelligence. This can ensure secure authentication, minimize fraud and provide complete control of your identity and ensure your privacy.
  • Digital Transformation: Trends in Banking and Payments Jun 5 2019 8:30 am UTC 75 mins
    Jane Loginova, Global Commercial Officer, BPC | Megan Caywood, MD, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays
    What does the bank of the future look like? What are the opportunities and challenges that technology brings to the payments ecosystem?

    Join this panel where the speakers will discuss:

    -How can data make banking more effective for the modern-day consumer?
    -What are the latest trends in new payments platforms and models?
    -How are different industries like eCommerce, retail, and insurance affected?
    -What are the effects of GDPR and Open Banking?
    -What does connected financial services look like?
    -The security pitfalls that financial institutions need to look out for
  • PANEL - The Future of Fintech and Financial Services - Money in 2020 May 28 2019 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ina Yulo, BrightTALK | Travers Clarke-Walker, Thought Machine
    With Europe's biggest FinTech and Financial Services coming up in just a few weeks, we've gathered some of the elite speakers who will be taking the stage and debating on the hottest topics and the biggest challenges that the Financial Services world is currently facing.

    What will they be talking about in Amsterdam, what do they want to hear about, what are they looking forward to?

    * Some topics to be covered:
    * Game-changing innovation models in financial service
    * Commercial models, value chains and M&A activity
    * Interoperable tech - AI+Cloud+Blockchain+Quantum Computing
    * Cutting through the hype of PSD2 and open banking
    * The death of the industry verticals in financial services and commerce

    Moderated by Ina Yulo, Fintech Community, BrightTALK


    Travers Clarke-Walker, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Thought Machine
  • Blockchain and biometrics: The perfect couple for identity management Recorded: May 15 2019 57 mins
    Armin Ebrahimi - CEO and Founder of ShoCard
    A discussion on improving the identity management and sharing protocols of today, which are currently fraught with vulnerabilities that turn them into lucrative honeypots for malicious actors – consider the recent breaches of Equifax, Facebook, etc.

    Ebrahimi will explain how the use of new technologies (blockchain, zero-knowledge cryptography) can be used to lay the foundations for a revolutionary new identity ecosystem, and assess the impact it will have on legacy sectors.

    As fintech rapidly iterates over a traditionally conservative banking industry, it’s important that identity, which is heavily linked to this (consider KYC/AML, signing up for services, etc.), evolves in tandem. It’s now possible to replace inefficient and unsafe practices with vastly more secure offerings that put end user privacy and security at their core.
  • Asset tokenisation: The Future of Financial Markets Recorded: May 14 2019 64 mins
    Antony Lewis, Director of Digital Assets, R3
    In this session Antony Lewis, Director of Digital Assets at R3, describes how the crypto community and traditional finance communities are finally appreciating each others strengths and are coming together to create new ways of issuing and managing assets as tokens on blockchains.

    How are tokens different to account balances? What benefits do they offer? And how will this impact the industry? Join this session to find out more.
  • Last week in blockchain #57 Recorded: May 9 2019 7 mins
    Wim Pelgrim
    Watch Last week in blockchain to get updated about everything happening in blockchain in week 19 of 2019. This week with the following items:



    Nike trademark request

    Canada & Singapore

    ReferralsDutch National Bank

    Jaguar and Land Rover

    PWN (drinking water)
  • Last week in blockchain #56 Recorded: May 3 2019 11 mins
    Wim Pelgrim
    Watch Last week in blockchain for week 18 of 2019 with the following items:

    Bacteria & blockchain cleaning up oil in Nigeria

    Volkswagen puts its lead supply chain on blockchain

    But what about the first mile of minerals?

    And what has BMW up its sleave for blockchain? Watch the next talk:

    A thief stealing Ether



    Brave Browser

    JP Morgan
  • Last week in blockchain #55 Recorded: Apr 25 2019 10 mins
    Wim Pelgrim
    Watch Last week in blockchain for week 17 of 2019 about:


    Learning coin

    EOS and Moonlighting


    Dlive: https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/bbpll1/pewdiepie_is_supporting_a_literal_crypto_scam/


    Nestle and Carrefour


    Sirin Labs

    KPMG research

    Interoperabillity by Accenture

    SADAD Bahrain



    IOTA & Evrythng


    Check my website: www.wimpelgrim.nl

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  • Last week in blockchain #54 Recorded: Apr 19 2019 7 mins
    Wim Pelgrim
    Listen to Last week in blockchain for week 15 of 2019 dedicated to the Odyssey Hackathon last weekend. I'll be talking about 4 of the 20 solutions build there. Sources:

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  • Last week in blockchain #54 Recorded: Apr 18 2019 7 mins
    Wim Pelgrim
    Listen to Last week in blockchain for week 15 of 2019 dedicated to the Odyssey Hackathon last weekend. I'll be talking about 4 of the 20 solutions build there.
  • Panel Discussion: 3 Game-Changing Innovation Models in Financial Services Today Recorded: Apr 4 2019 61 mins
    Pat Patel, Money20/20 | Dr Leda Glyptis, 11:FS | Drew Graham, Fintech Strategy | Megan Caywood, Barclays
    Innovation has quickly become an overused and distorted word. At Money20/20 Europe expect to cut through the hype, explore what measurements we can use to benchmark innovation and get to the heart of sustainable and commercial step change. A key question which has moved back up the C-Level agenda of established; banks, tech companies and payments companies is:

    "How can incumbents deliver meaningful game-changing innovation?"

    There are three options available for incumbents, and at Money20/20 Europe we’ll be developing deeper into each one:

    1. Can organisations transform their cultures to execute true innovation internally within their organisations? (cultural transformation)

    2. Perhaps tech transformation is the way forward, partnering or acquisitions to do so?

    3. Or do they need to achieve business model transformation by building something entirely new outside of the organisation?

    These options are being heavily debated in boardrooms throughout Europe, with a number of high profile banks recently announcing plans to build brand new subsidiaries. Some of the traditional banks, payments and tech companies are pursuing a few or all of the options while others are sitting on the fence. Which is most effective and why? What are the dynamics at play that determine success for different types of companies? Hear from the leading companies in our industry as they share their incisive insight on the successes but also the failures and the lessons learned.

    Dr Leda Glyptis, Chief of Staff, 11:FS
    Drew Graham, Fintech Strategy
    Megan Caywood, Managing Director, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays

    Hosted by Pat Patel, Global Content Director, Money20/20
  • Blockchain or Bust? The Pros and Cons of using Blockchain in Financial Services Recorded: Mar 12 2019 61 mins
    Diana Kelley, Ed Moyle, Pete Lindstrom, Eric Parizo, Dan Blum
    Judging from the headlines, any financial institution that isn't building out a
    blockchain strategy is potentially missing the next big digital gold rush.
    Blockchain is touted as an immutable ledger system that will revolutionize
    financial services and provide the platform for the future of currencies and

    Is blockchain really as safe as advertised? Is Proof of Work
    more secure than Proof of Stake? What are the potential downsides or attacks
    against it? And, perhaps most importantly, will it scale? Join a panel of experts
    who will discuss these questions and more for this engaging panel.

    Pete Lindstrom (IDC)

    Diana Kelley (Microsoft)
    Ed Moyle (Prelude Institute)
    Eric Parizo (Global Data Technology)
    Dan Blum (Security Architects Partners)
  • Blockchain forensics and cryptocurrency anti-money laundering Recorded: Mar 8 2019 52 mins
    John Jefferies
    We will discuss blockchain forensics and cryptocurrency anti-money launderingthe. 20 top cryptocurrency exchanges globally that revealed that 97% of direct bitcoin payments from identifiable criminal sources were received by unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges. We will also discuss Use Cases in digital asset businesses, regulators and law enforcement on investigations, analytics and anti-money laundering. John also led blockchain initiatives at Samsung Innovation Center.
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