Introduction to Blockchain with Vitalik Buterin


When: Mon, Dec 5, 9:30am – 5:30pm, 2016
Where: Makespace, Quill City Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: USD 99
Info: Attend | Venue | Live

Meet Vitalik Buterin and other leading experts in the field of blockchain in this full-day workshop which will focus on the current development of blockchain and its practical applications in the financial services industry. Topics include:
  • Fireside Chat - Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum
  • Blockchain and its Applications to Finance - Alex Medana, CEO, FinFabrik
  • Non-Financial Protocols Enablers - Mark Smalley, CEO, Neuroware

[The topics do not seem like an 'Introduction to Blockchain' and Calendata does not normally list training events. But we see Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ether which is considered to be a more sophisticated alternative and possible successor to Bitcoin. Ether runs on Ethereum, a cloud computer, that you can use to build smart contracts.

For example, you could place a bet on a soccer game with a friend as a smart contract on Ethereum. Ethereum will automatically pay the winner (using Ether) upon receiving the result from ESPN, say, which both betting parties agreed to beforehand.
Ethereum is a general platform where you can solve problems in many industries using a fairly elegant solution — the most elegant solution we have seen to date. Marley Gray, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Microsoft. NYT

Sample Prototype Ethereum Applications
  • LavaMovement - Anti-fraud, anti-tout ticketing
  • Akasha - Decentralised nextgen social network that pays for good content
  • YouChoo - Identity as a service [top image]
  • TinyPay - Micropayments for digital publishers
  • Zonafide - Stop fraud by going back to a time when people knew each other]