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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Workshop

Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, have taken the world by storm.

Cryptocurrencies are touted as being revolutionary in the field of finance and payment, and blockchain technologies are considered   transformative, with a wide range of applications including: clearing and settlement, supply chain management, identity management, notary services, land transfer and registration, the Internet of Things, electronic healthcare, voting, and intellectual property management. This list is by no means exhaustive, and there is even a belief that the impact of blockchain technology could be on the same scale as the Internet itself.

At the core of blockchain-based innovation are the issues of privacy, security, and trust on the long-term authenticity of digital records as evidence of transactions. 

The goal of this workshop is to bring together innovators, researchers and practitioners, and generate a dialogue on blockchain technology, its applications and important security and privacy challenges.

The workshop will consist of invited talks and a poster session.  Posters will go through vetting process and will be published as short papers. Details coming soon.

View our Blockchain Summit Workshop Brochure

Confirmed Speakers

Jeremy Clark, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Canada
Aniket Kate, Purdue University, USA
David Kravitz, Vice President, Crypto Systems Research, DarkMatter, UAE
Dinesh Shah, Program Manager, e-Money and Financial Technology Research, Bank of Canada, Canada