Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Building a Better Internet
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Marlene Ronstedt
Marlene Ronstedt
Streamr, Crypto Relations Lead

How does the road towards web 3.0 look like? During this session I’ll elaborate on the role of crypto in building a better internet, what the opportunities and challenges are for builders and investors alike and how today’s emerging web 3.0 landscape looks like.

- PDT
The Next Chapter for Enterprise Blockchain
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Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf
Linux Foundation, General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity

The events of the last 12-18 months have accelerated the adoption and deployment of blockchain and related technologies by organizations that see new urgency in digitizing key processes and transactions. This is bringing a diverse mix of companies into the enterprise blockchain space looking to manage everything from strained supply chains to clinical trial data and deliver a range of solutions supporting new financial infrastructures, payment models, logistics systems and even vaccine/travel credentials.

As the general manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation, Brian Behlendorf is front and center with technology and end user organizations that are leveraging blockchain across a number of industries. In this session, he will cover the market shift from proving the value of blockchain to meeting the challenges of deploying production networks, drawing from current deployments of Hyperledger technologies. He will also discuss the technology and business drivers shaping the next chapter for enterprise blockchain.

Keys topics will include

- Core requirements for production networks that scale, including transparency, interoperability, standards and componentization
- New technologies that are key to cross chain and off chain operations
- Examples of the growing range of new applications, from digital identity solutions to CBDCs, that are being built atop Hyperledger’s distributed ledger platforms

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Democratizing Health and Medical Data Using Blockchain
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Chrissa McFarlane
Chrissa McFarlane
Patientory, Founder and CEO

The healthcare industry is overflowing in data that is heavily fragmented across the healthcare ecosystem, which impacts the efficient delivery of healthcare services and research for all stakeholders - patients, providers, pharmaceuticals, insurance.
Blockchain has the potential to solve these inefficiencies as it enables solutions with increased security, trust, and traceability required to manage highly sensitive data. The promise of blockchain to transform healthcare has led to growing global interest with some estimates projecting revenue in the global healthcare blockchain market to be $1.4 Billion USD by the end of 2024

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KEYNOTE: Blockchain.com -- A Guide to 70M Users: Building Blockchain Platforms
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Lewis Tuff
Lewis Tuff
Blockchain.com, VP of Engineering

Enterprise blockchain projects more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, and industry analysts expect use cases to keep growing at the same pace year after year. Despite blockchain technology moving beyond hype, the technology still has a ways to go before mass adoption and building these products is easier said than done. With Blockchain.com valuing at $5.2B and the number of wallet users continuing to rapidly grow, Lewis will discuss how to build high-performing blockchain applications aligned with company growth—from the challenges companies face when building products on top of blockchain and how to overcome them, to best practices to achieve and surpass user milestones.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

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KEYNOTE: VMware -- Removing the Roadblocks to Enterprise Blockchain
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Tanya Shastri
Tanya Shastri
VMware, VP of Products, Blockchain

Now that some of the hype has worn off, business leaders generally recognize that there is immense potential for Blockchain and distributed ledger technology to digitally transform business. But those of us tasked with enabling it, know that there is a big difference between the hype of running a proof-of-concept and implementing a solution that is truly enterprise-ready. One of the challenges is the complexity of mission critical applications which may be subject to regulations. They must be approved, certified, supportable and dependable, requiring a much longer implementation lifecycle. In this session, the speaker will share tips for getting your organization started on its blockchain journey without becoming disillusioned or discouraged. He will explain the steps you can take to discover where this technology can play a role in some of your current projects, delivering value in the nearer term which can be used to prove its worth to senior management. He will reveal how to introduce blockchain into the enterprise while creating value and managing expectations.

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Demystifying NFTs
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Tejas Chopra
Tejas Chopra
Netflix, Senior Software Engineer

Non-fungible tokens have taken the world of digital art by storm. The growth in NFTs this year is a staggering 1500%+, and is set to revolutionize art & collectibles.
NFTs have been around for some time, since the CryptoKitties, but the world is only now taking notice.

In this session, I present the basics of NFTs, and how they are built on blockchains such as Ethereum. We will delve into building NFTs on IPFS, where the data is not stored on the chain itself.

We will also jump into how NFTs can revolutionize gaming by allowing users to hold and sell rare and unique in-game assets.

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Enterprise Blockchain: Industry Network 2.0
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Susanne Somerville
Susanne Somerville
Chronicled, CEO

Blockchain enabled networks will change how business is done between trading partners. We will review the MediLedger Network, in production in the Pharmaceutical industry that is enabling trusted automation between companies to eliminate inefficiency and fix healthcare.

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Putting the "Decentralized" in DeFi -- How to Build Decentralized Finance Projects
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Matt Luongo
Matt Luongo
Thesis, CEO

Thesis believes that individual freedom is what makes us human, but the economic and technological reality for many today means our freedom is inhibited by censorship, surveillance, and institutional control. From banks to funds to credit rating agencies, intermediaries and gatekeepers siphon value and control access. The blockchain and crypto community is full of engineers, designers, and visionaries bound by the shared belief there is a better way to build the systems that power our world. This discussion will be an overview of how to build the protocols and create the tools and systems that we all need to build a future that involves less centralized control. That means building decentralized, permissionless platforms with new technology that ensure control and privacy — what we call sovereignty — to individuals.

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The Battery Passport
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Lauren Roman
Lauren Roman
Everledger, Business Development Director, Metals & Minerals Ecosystem

Around the world governments are counting on a quick transition to electric mobility to decrease CO2 emissions. They recognise that this is dependent upon a sustainable supply of Electric Vehicle battery minerals and a circular economy to ensure maximum use and reuse of battery materials.

Sweeping changes equals a lot of challenges, and plenty of opportunities. Enter: the Battery Passport.

‘Battery Passport’ is a term now widely used to describe a global solution for securely sharing battery information and data across the battery lifecycle. Everledger, ’The Digital Transparency Company”, has developed the first Battery Passport technology platform, underpinned by blockchain, to capture and share battery data and streamline regulatory compliance.

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Blockchain Use Cases for Product Traceability
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Shunsuke Murasaki
Shunsuke Murasaki
EMURGO, Global VP of Operations

The current global pandemic has underscored the needs of enterprises to enhance product trust, reduce supply chain inefficiencies, and transition towards digital administrative methods to handle these needs. Consumers and companies are increasingly wanting to know exactly who has handled their products, what is in their products, when their products have been handled, where their products have been, and how their products have arrived.

The advent of blockchain technology has paved the way for enterprises to achieve these traceability goals in real-time at the click of a button. Blockchain-based traceability provides enterprises a completely new, secure, and efficient digital way to tell their consumers and stakeholders the true story behind their products, a win-win for both parties.

As a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain protocol, EMURGO's Trace solution leverages blockchain technology to address all of these enterprise needs by providing a simple, digital platform solution that can be tailored to meet the specific demands of various industries.