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Hyperledger at Money20/20

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We’re pleased to share the details of Hyperledger Project’s significant presence at the upcoming Money20/20 conference taking place Oct. 23-26, at The Venetian in Las Vegas. If you will be at the event, we encourage you to attend the Hyperledger activities detailed below.

Member Lightning Talks

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, we encourage you to stop by the Hyperledger booth #425 from 12:30 – 1:00pm for short and engaging lightning talks from our members who will showcase their Hyperledger-powered applications built to address financial market requirements. Stop by during lunch and you’ll hear from the following:

  • IBM: Blockchain Explained: Insights From the First Year
  • IntellectEU: Direct Payments Platform
  • Accenture: Editing the Uneditable Blockchain
  • Intel: Embedded TEE Smart Blockchain Wallet
  • ConsenSys: How ConsenSys uses Hyperledger
  • MonetaGo: Interbank Blockchains for Payments

While you’re visiting the Hyperledger booth, be sure to collect your swag, including lapel pins, adapters, pens and stickers.

Hyperledger Sessions

Brian Behlendorf

Brian BehlendorfOn Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5:00-5:50pm in Lando, Level 4, Hyperledger Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf, will speak on behalf of the project in a blockchain panel titled, “All Together Now: How Bank & Tech Partnerships Are Shaping the Future of BlockChain.”

Blockchain tech has come a long way. By now, most of the largest banks and some notable tech giants are participating in industry-wide blockchain standard-setting activities, partnering with startups and taking different approaches to determining which use cases would improve upon existing technology. Hear some of the key participants in these cross-industry partnerships discuss how collaboration is shaping the future of blockchain technology. How will these partnerships be successful? And what are the key challenges to overcome? Attend the panel to hear why.

 

Member and Industry Sessions

Several Hyperledger members and industry thought leaders will also feature in the week’s agenda. Below are confirmed sessions.

Sunday, Oct. 23

1:25–1:50pm | Marcello, Level 4 | Part2: Identity Solutions, Blockchain & Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets | Economic Inclusion & Financial Health Track | Hyperledger Member: Gem

Lack of ownership of a secure and unique digital identity is a fundamental reason that too many are not able to benefit from a growing middle class in many emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Several startups are applying blockchain technology towards self-sovereign identity. This session will explore two very different approaches with the respective CEOs of Banqu and Gem, and explore the potential paths they see towards universal identities, the potential partnerships required, and the friction and pitfalls they are encountering as they implement their solutions in market.

4:10–5:00pm | Murano, Level 3 | Panel–Balancing Blockchain Public Policy: Thoughtful Regulation Without Stifling Innovation | Legal & Regulatory: Risk & Compliance track | Hyperledger Members: DTCC and IBM

In only a few short years, a technology that began as an alternative digital currency has managed to capture the imaginations of thousands of innovators and investors around the globe. This session will explore the public policy landscape for blockchain tech, including the key question of how regulators and operators can balance the fine line between protecting consumers and stifling innovation.

Monday, Oct. 24

11:40am–12:05pm | Lando, Level 4 | Part 1: Open-Sourced: How New Business Models Will Disrupt the Disrupters | Entrepreneurship & Investing track | Industry Thought Leader: Zoë Keating

Platform-based businesses like Facebook and Airbnb have built wildly successful companies over the last decade, but what are the innovations that will disrupt the disruptors? In this session, leaders in the venture capital, blockchain and entrepreneurship space discuss how the next big business model disruption might be found in cryptocurrencies.

4:00–4:50pm | Lando, Level 4 | Part 2: Consumer Protection & Blockchain: Building the New Financial Future | Blockchain Tech track | Hyperledger Member: Blockstream

Digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum promise a more secure and efficient backbone for the financial system—so why do they keep getting stolen? What, if anything, can be done to prevent these thefts? This July, Consumers’ Research convened regulatory, legislative and industry leaders in Bretton Woods, NH to address these concerns. In this session, participants will unveil findings from the Bretton Woods conference and share perspectives on how to realize the promise of digital currencies while also protecting consumers.

4:00–5:50pm | Palazzo Ballroom J, K, L, Level 5 | StartupPitch180–Earlier Stage Companies | StartupPitch180 track | Hyperledger Member: Loyyal

Expanded and enhanced for 2016, StartupPitch180 will feature 30 diverse and innovative startup companies presenting their businesses in 180 seconds. Participating companies will compete for cash prizes and a spot on the main stage in between the keynote speakers later in the conference. The action is fast paced, interactive and fun, as judges from leading VC firms and audience voting will determine the 4 winners from our curated list of startup companies.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

5:00–5:50pm | Lando, Level 4 | Panel–All Together Now: How Bank & Tech Partnerships Are Shaping the Future of Blockchain | Blockchain Tech track | Hyperledger Members: ConsenSys and Digital Asset

Blockchain tech has come a long way. By now, most of the largest banks and some notable tech giants are participating in industrywide blockchain standard-setting activities, partnering with startups and taking different approaches to determining which use cases would improve upon existing technology. Hear some of the key participants in these cross-industry partnerships discuss how collaboration is shaping the future of blockchain technology. How will these partnerships be successful? And what are the key challenges to overcome?

Booth Exhibition

While onsite at Money20/20, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to meet and greet with your fellow Hyperledger members. Below is a listing of the Hyperledger member exhibition booth stand numbers at Money20/20.

  • Hyperledger Project: 425
  • Accenture: 3601
  • ConsenSys: SR18
  • Fujitsu: 1031
  • IBM: 1033 and MC131
  • Intel Corporation: 3606, 3607, and the lounge in 219
  • Intuit: 837
  • J.P.Morgan Chase: 1622, 1626, 3805 and 3806
  • NTT DATA: 1227
  • SWIFT: 1146
  • Broadridge and Wells Fargo will also be onsite Money20/20.

We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

(9.29.16) Wall Street Journal: UBS To Build Blockchain-Based Trade Finance System

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UBS Group AG, after experimenting with blockchain technology for about two years, plans to build a trade finance system that uses distributed ledgers to streamline import-export transactions globally. Working with International Business Machines Corp., the Swiss bank chose the open-source Hyperledger blockchain platform for the project, in part for its deft handling of smart contracts.

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