Blockchain’s transformative power and potential uses.

Thursday 26 October 2017

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What

Blockchain’s transformative power and potential uses.

Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ether, is relatively new.

The idea of Blockchain and the broader distributed ledger technology (DLT) - cryptographically locked peer-to-peer databases upon which new transactions can be appended, but previous transactions never deleted or changed - is deceptively simple, yet its effects are profound.

As The Economist has stated, “[t]he technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works.” For example, just as cryptocurrencies have technically removed the need for intermediaries such as banks for some transactions, trusted intermediaries in other industries may be similarly redundant. Even the disrupters AirBnB and Uber, may in turn be disrupted. DLT is not, however, limited to decentralised uses. Financial institutions, industries such as insurance and shipping, governments and even central banks are actively working on transforming their services and reducing costs through the use of DLT.

This talk will highlight the paradigm shifting nature of blockchain, some its current use cases and some of what it can potentially be used for.


When

Thursday 26 October 2017

Gather for food and drinks at 5:45 PM
Presentation starting at 6:10 PM


Where
MBS 2.15 Flexible Learning Room
Massey Business School
Massey University Albany Campus
Directions

Enter the Massey University Campus from Gate1 off the Albany Expressway.
MBS 2.15, the Flexible Learning Room is on the ground floor of the Massey Business School building.

NOTE: It use to be called "The Staff Study Centre Lounge".

Staff Study Centre

Why
  • Catch up with North Shore .NET User Group members.
  • Have a bit of Pizza and a refreshment.
  • Come listen to Alexandra's talk.
  • Be in to win a door Prize.

Who

Our speaker is:

Alexandra Sims

Alexandra Sims

Alexandra Sims is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of the Commercial Law Department in the University of Auckland’s Business School. She is part of an interdisciplinary team funded by the Law Foundation that is looking at the regulation of cryptocurrencies in New Zealand and Australia and she is now obsessed with blockchain technology and its implications.


Cost


   Free


Pre-Requisites


   None


Registration

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Our Sponsors

The North Shore .NET User Group would like to thank our sponsors, for making this event happen.