The financial crisis has led to the development of a virtual money technology that has shown to be fraud proof, and can therefore bring the trust back. The core concept is based on blockchains, which can be generalized to record any kind of transactions, and information exchange that is fraud proof, easily verifiable by anyone, thus eliminating need for the roles of intermediaries and central authorities, and saving on delay and costs of these transactions.
It is clear that this technology has high impact potential beyond the financial industry. This technology may turn out to be as important as the invention of the book or of the internet.
In this seminar we shed light on the future of this technology by learning from world class experts and visionaries about the technology, current and future applications, and also the legal and technological implications of blockchains.
The interventions will be held in English.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 February 2017|
|Location:||imec Auditorium, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee|
Parking is possible near the venue.
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|16h30:||Welcome by Paul Zuber, Chairman of the programme|
Senior Researcher, imec
|16h45:||Blockchain: the missing layer of the internet, until now|
Matthew Van Niekerk, CEO SettleMint
|17h15:||Blockchain: under the hood|
Bart Preneel, Prof. KU Leuven
|17h45:||Legal aspects of blockchain implementation|
Niels Vandezande, legal researcher KU Leuven CITIP – imec
|18h45:||Mobile Wallets: from Paper to Hardware Implementations|
Alexander Vasylchenko, CEO Sofitto
|19h15:||Non-financial use cases for blockchain technology|
Dimitri De Jonghe, lead developer BigchainDB
|19h35:||Blockchain & Self-Sovereign Identity: Promises & Challenges|
|Roeland Gielen, CEO Kunstmaan|
|20h20:||Networking with drinks and snacks|
|135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc / Leuven MindGate – 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others|
Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by KU Leuven or other universities. Please contact us by e-mail.