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Digital Catapult Centre Brighton: An introduction to Blockchain
Mon 22 February 2016, 17:30 – 20:30 GMT
The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton with Brightminded and Brighton Ethereum Meetup are happy to announce a new series of Blockchain meetups.
Blockchain has been hailed as the most important innovation since the internet; a distributed data storage technology that essentially creates an infallible public record of digital transactions.
If you have heard of Blockchain but are not sure if it is relevant to your business or if you are a developer and want to know where to start building Blockchain based applications, join us for an exciting series of events where we will cover everything from what Blockchain will mean for your business to the tools and frameworks for implementing it.
Anthony Culligan (SETL) - Blockchain introduction and how it is currently disrupting the financial industry
Andrei Baloiu (RS Components/Slock.it) - Blockchain and the Internet of Things
Chris Hitchcott - Frameworks / Meteor Embark
Richard Plastow - local Meteor Embark Meetup
Hugh Halford-Thompson (Blockchain Tech Ltd) - Blockchain and provenance
About the speakers.
After directorships in traditional Finance, Anthony Culligan became the founder and CEO of Roolo, a P2P Bitcoin exchange, and CEO of SETL, an institutional payment and settlements infrastructure based on Blockchain.
Andrei Baloiu a developer for RS Components, and blogger about Blockchain and IoT on DesignSpark is also a consultant for various Bitcoin start-ups and co- organiser for various Ethereum meetups. His work has won 1st prize at Hack The Block – Blockchain Hackathon, September 2015 and 2nd prize at HackCoin – Digital Currency Hackathon, June 2015 .
Chris Hitchcott works for Ethcore (Gavin Wood's Ethereum startup), and specialises in Web Development and Digital Media. He's been designing and building websites and apps since 2002. Before Ethcore, he founded and operated a successful startup in Hong Kong which delivered interactive technology to conferences. His mission is to help people interact with the Blockchain by creating intuitive user experiences.
Hugh Halford-Thompson is CTO of BTL Group. BTL builds enterprise level solutions that enable businesses to increase efficiency and open new opportunities by harnessing the power of the blockchain in everyday transactions.
It promises to be a fascinating night, so make sure you sign up early!