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september, 2020

30sep1:00 pm6:30 pmAdvances in Blockchain Technology - Scotland 2020

Event Details

ABT-Scotland is an online event organised by the Blockchain Technology Lab (BTL) in partnership with the Bayes Centre at the University of Edinburgh. The event aims to showcase the pioneering world-class research on blockchain technology taking place at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. Besides, the event will have a dedicated industrial session were companies will present their innovations and adoption of the Blockchain technology and will be followed by an industrial panel where you can ask questions. The whole event is LIVE.

The BTL is led by Prof Aggelos Kiayias, Chair of Cyber Security and Privacy at the University of Edinburgh. In his role at the BTL, considered to be the most influential blockchain laboratory in the UK in terms of basic research, Prof Kiayias leads a team of researchers studying all aspects of blockchain and distributed ledger technology and collaborates widely within the University, nationally and internationally on advancing the state of the art in the area.

During the webinar, members of the University of Edinburgh blockchain research community will present their research in areas of security, privacy, regulation, design and programming. We are also very pleased to have two keynote talks: the first by Charles Hoskinson, founder of R&D company IOHK through which the BTL was founded in 2017. Charles will discuss his work alongside Prof Kiayias, notably the vast undertaking of the Cardano system. Our second keynote, Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow and Blockchain Strategist at FedEx, will lead the blockchain in industry session with each company offering a unique perspective on use of the technology. The speakers will answer questions from event attendees at scheduled points throughout the afternoon and there will be a networking session to close.


(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm



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