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Erlang, Elixir, Blockchain & Serverless... Wait, What?
Join Eric Johnson, principal developer advocate at AWS Serverless, as he takes a deep dive into the BEAM languages Elixir & Erlang, along with the help of two experts in the field Saša Jurić, a well-known, independent Elixir mentor, and Ulf Wiger, first paying customer or Erlang and senior specialist in the architecture and design of carrier-class systems. They explore the relationship between the two languages and when they should be used, and they focus on specific use cases such as Erlang in blockchain or bringing the two languages into the serverless space.
Developing in Blockchain: The Need-To-Know When Getting Started
Blockchain is often either considered a game changer or the worst thing in the world. We reached out to Stefan Tilkov, co-founder of INNOQ, to get his thoughts on what someone who’s new to blockchain needs to be aware of
Why you don't see Blockchain in your Everyday Life... yet
There is a consensus in that blockchain's potential is immense, however adoption in real life is still progressing slowly. At BigchainDB, we are confronted every day with the question of how to implement real blockchain applications and which use cases can add the most value. This gives us deep insights into the challenges that still need to be solved, in order for blockchain to be adopted by the masses. Ricardo will share insights and stories on what the challenges are and how they can be solved to bring blockchain adoption to the next level.
Ethereum - past, present and future! Why is Ethereum so popular and discussed? How does it differ from Bitcoin protocol and what kind of features do we find on its roadmap? What are the most interesting intrafirm or ecosystem use-cases? What about its forks, flaws, 'hacks'? This talk will cover all crucial moments around this amazing platform. You will have a high-level understanding why it's so disruptive, which programming languages are involved, what kind of privacy models it uses, how consensus affects its performance and much more. **prerequisite attendee level:** beginner
Business use Cases of Public Blockchains
Martin is briefly talking about challenges businesses see with public blockchains and why private or permissioned blockchains are no real alternative. Then he shows how public blockchain solutions leveraging other technologies could overcome those challenges and offer real value add. **prerequisite attendee experience level:** beginner
Blockchain: The Slowest (and most Fascinating) Database in the World
As the foundation of Bitcoin's virtual currency, the blockchain technique is now the starting point for numerous new business ideas. The usual suspects surpass each other with superlatives how "disruptive" the Blockchain based startups will be. In this talk, we look first at the technical foundations and then examine the advantages and disadvantages. We then identify practical scenarios and discuss how to implement them in practice.
Building a Serverless Distributed Ledger with FaunaDB
As the blockchain hype passes, one standout use-case with lasting interest is the distributed ledger. A distributed ledger allows participants at different sites to maintain shared transaction logs. Enterprises are exploring non-blockchain implementations of distributed ledgers, while at the same time embracing the serverless paradigm. In this talk we’ll explore a ledger implementation using the Serverless Framework, AWS Lambda, and FaunaDB. Then we’ll describe how to deploy the ledger application across a consortium of market participants, achieving the collaboration, auditing, and security results needed for a distributed ledger, all without the typical downsides of the blockchain. Finally we’ll point you to in-depth resources to learn more about how Fortune 500s are using globally consistent databases to build scalable distributed applications without the blockchain.
Blockchain for Developers
When the hype around Bitcoin subsided and people started to take a closer look, many quickly realized the tremendous potential of the underlying Blockchain technology. As ING is dedicated to staying a step ahead and always looking for solutions to better serve our customers, naturally we are actively working on Blockchain technology as well. One area where we can definitely see great value of Blockchain technology is through the use of smart contracts. Within ING we are working on modelling a variety of financial products into smart contracts. This includes translating legal prose into code, incorporating large numbers of conditions, connecting contracts to external data sources for verification and then executing these contracts between multiple parties in one atomic action. In this talk Peter Penning and Cees van Wijk will explain how Blockchain works, why it's fundamentally new, how it's used at ING and they'll give an overview of some of the most popular blockchain platforms.
On secret Missions - The successful journey of Chainalysis
Through the innovation of the Blockchain, a brand new value transfer system was born. A system that enables an economy where everyone can participate an economy with no limits. New types of products as well as availability of existing products for billions of new consumers. Just like the internet in its early days promised to set free information the blockchain sets free transfer of value. As with any paradigm shift this challenges existing incumbents and requires a careful transition to protect and guide the society through this change. Chainalysis has been instrumental in facilitating this change - set on a mission in 2014 to bridge the gap between banks and companies active on the bitcoin blockchain by providing enhanced due diligence compliance solutions for both banks and bitcoin startups, a brand new method for compliance through transparency was devised in collaboration with Barclays leading to the on-boarding of the broker-dealer Circle Internet Financials in 2015. Further, Chainalysis have enabled Governments with oversight enabling regulation through transparancy for this new industry. Chainalysis customers in this space include regulators as well as enforcement agencies as an important part of building a new financial system is the ability to control its use for criminal activities. The keynote will cover how Chainalysis have used the lean startup model to ensure the best market fit in the rapidly evolving blockchain industry as well as the next hurdles to tackle to secure financial transparency in an open world.
Let's all just agree: Achieving consensus in Blockchain-based systems
One of the most important tenets of blockchain-based systems is their decentralized nature, and the resulting need to achieve consensus without being able to rely on a central cooardinator. Bitcoin as the most prominent blockchain application is famous for its “proof of work (PoW)” approach, not the least because it’s been heavily criticized for its wastefulness of energy. In this session, we will start with the world’s shortest introduction to blockchain. Then, we will take a look at the PoW approach to see whether the criticism is justified, explore the alternatives, including “proof of stake” and others, and discuss which of these, if any, might replace, or possibly co-exist with it. **Prerequisite attendee experience level:** Advanced
Building a Blockchain in Erlang
The Aeternity Blockchain is an ambitious Open Source venture, developing a system where the most exciting features in the blockchain space come together as first-class objects. In this talk, we will illustrate with architecture highlights and implementation details what this means, and how we chose to build it in Erlang. **This talk in three words** 1. Erlang 2. Blockchain 3. Architecture **What will the audience learn from this talk?** The talk gives an introduction to blockchain technology, seen through the eyes of an Erlang programmer. In particular, som lesser known aspects of state channels are covered. **Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?** Some code examples - not essential for understanding. **Prerequisite attendee experience level:** Level (https://gotocph.com/2019/pages/experience-level)
Demystifying Blockchain - From Infrastructures Via Smart Contracts to Applications
Blockchain technology can be used for many innovative applications and even organizational forms. But for many the technology stops at cryptocurrencies or NFTs. But the technology offers so much more! During the talk, Olivier will run you through blockchain, how the infrastructure is related to the applications, what smart contracts are and what role they have in building blockchain based applications like dApps and DAOs. All in all, you will get an overview of all the terms around blockchain, how they are connected and how you can contribute as developer!
Web3 Beyond Blockchains
If you thought Web3 was all about cryptocurrencies and public ledgers, think again. A new generation of infrastructure is emerging that uses consensus, verification and transparency to solve some of the biggest shortcomings in enterprise computing today. Join Cornel Montano, CTO at Forte Group, Jason Teutsch, Founder of Truebit, and a panel of experts who will discuss how the futures of serverless compute, the composable web and large-scale AI are all converging, with Web3 as the common denominator. One critical aspect we will explore is the criticality of engaging with the right development partner when kick-starting bleeding technology initiatives.