Launching our programme, on 17 April from 6-7pm, is Vinay Gupta, a leading figure in blockchain who will be discussing cryptocurrency and its potential for the future.
Ever wondered exactly how cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, are used and what the benefits are? Have you heard the term blockchain, but wish you had a clearer understanding of its importance and how it can be used to make positive change within businesses and society? Vinay will be chatting about how far we've come in cryptocurrency since pioneers like himself began the journey. What the challenges have been, and how we overcome them to develop new possibilities that will make real the huge potential of blockchain, beyond just bitcoin.
Discussion points will include:
- An introduction to cryptocurrency and blockchain
- Blockchain and how it will affect us individually
- The next stage of the Internet - What was your life like before you had the internet on your phone?
- The Internet brought the media to our phones and how doing the same with Finance will change our lives
Open to those who work within our buildings at Broadgate, as well as delegates attending UK Fintech Week, click here to book your space and be a part of the discussion.
About Vinay Gupta:
Vinay has been involved in commercial software development since 1992 and his experience as a programmer and visionary has covered fields as diverse as medical imaging, flight simulation, computer graphics, cryptographic applications and the web. He co-founded Mattereum which provides commercial infrastructure to turn smart contracts into legal contracts that can be enforced all over the world without needing new legislation, and in doing so creating liquidity for $50 trillion of assets globally. He co-ordinated the release of the blockchain platform Ethereum in July 2015 and was the strategic architect from ConsenSys, a technology hub focusing on the Ethereum blockchain and related applications. On top of that he was also on the editorial team of 'Small is Profitable', the winner of the 2003 Economist Book of the Year.