Registration
15 Speakers
8 Hours
300 attendees

The growing influence and scope of blockchain technology show no signs of slowing down thanks to the innovative minds who continue to drive the industry forward. We are lucky to have several of these experts speak at the Genesis London Conference. We will tackle the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications. There may not be a panacea to all of these challenges, but if there is one to be found — it will probably be at Genesis London!

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain. Our priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Programme
9:30 — Registration
Block 1
10:00 — 12:10
  • Introduction by Patrick de Laive: When serendipity calls
  • Binary District Journal: Debunking Myths on Disruptive Tech
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains
  • Real-Time Cryptocurrency Exchange Using Trusted Hardware
  • Towards a Formal Analysis of Bitcoin
  • But Why Does It Work? A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin
  • Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases
Patrick de Laive

Moderator, Co-founder of TNW

Margarita Khartanovich

Editor in Chief and Head of Insight at Binary District

Jack Gavigan

Chief Operating Officer at Zcash

Iddo Bentov

Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University

Nikos Leonardos

Researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Juan A. Garay

Professor at Texas A&M University

Ross Cruickshank

Developer Advocate, London City team, IBM

12:10 — Coffee break
Block 2
12:30 — 14:15
  • Panel discussion: Where is All the Research-based Blockchain Development?
  • A Tale of Zero Coins
  • Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies
  • The Decentralization Unicorn: Does It Exist, and Are There Alternatives?
  • Timestamping Deep Dive
Patrick McCorry

Assistant Professor at King's College London

Eli Ben-Sasson

Professor at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Emin Gun Sirer

Associate Professor at Cornell University, Co-director of IC3

Iddo Bentov

Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University

Tim Ruffing

Researcher at Saarland University

Peter Todd

Bitcoin Core Developer, applied cryptography consultant

14:15 — Lunch break
Block 3
15:00 — 16:05
  • The New Generation of Blockchains - What Is It Capable Of?
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg: Blockchain: Is London Getting It Right?
  • Cryptocurrencies and legal and regulatory issues around them
Jeremy Kahn

Moderator, Technology writer for Bloomberg

Patrick McCorry

Assistant Professor at King's College London

Jack Gavigan

Chief Operating Officer at Zcash

Dmitry Meshkov

Co-founder of Ergo platform, researcher at IOHK

Tim Nugent

Senior research scientist at Thomson Reuters

George Morris

Managing Associate at Simmons & Simmons

16:05 — Coffee break
Block 4
16:30 — 17:15
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Jonathan Keane: Blockchain-Inspired Future - Blueprint For a New Economy?
  • Closing words by Patrick de Laive
Jonathan Keane

Moderator, Journalist Tech.eu

Peter Todd

Bitcoin Core Developer, applied cryptography consultant

Juan A. Garay

Professor at Texas A&M University

Nikos Leonardos

Researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Patrick de Laive

Co-founder of TNW

Dmitry Meshkov

Co-founder of Ergo platform, researcher at IOHK

Afterparty
17:15 — 20:00
Networking & Afterwork drinks, hosted by Primalbase
Moderator
Patrick de Laive

Patrick de Laive is an internet entrepreneur and co-founder of The Next Web and TNW Labs
(TwitterCounter, Paydro and Pr.Co). He runs renowned TNW events worldwide (Amsterdam, Sâo Paulo, New York) with a dedicated team based in Amsterdam.
Patrick is experienced in creating technology startups. He is an innovative marketer, and has repeatedly organized successful campaigns. He advices small and large companies on their online/ social media/ PR strategies.

Speakers
Eli Ben-Sasson
Professor at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Professor of computer science at the Israel Institute of Technology, Eli Ben-Sasson is interested in the practical implementation of scalable proof systems for computational integrity and privacy and their application to decentralised systems and cryptocurrencies
Emin Gün Sirer
Associate Professor at Cornell University, Co-director of IC3
Associate professor at Cornell University and the co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) at the university, Emin Gün Sirer is arguably one of the most important minds in the realm of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. In 2012 he created the cryptocurrency Karma, which was the first to utilise the proof-of-work concept and has been appropriately referred to as the precursor for Bitcoin
Jack Gavigan
Chief Operating Officer at Zcash
Jack Gavigan is the COO of Zcash, the first open permissionless cryptocurrency that protects transaction privacy using zero knowledge cryptography. He has also acted as an advisor for the UK government on digital currencies and blockchain technology
Peter Todd
Bitcoin Core Developer, applied cryptography consultant
As a Bitcoin Core developer and longtime contributor to its open source code, Peter Todd is justifiably considered one of the best applied cryptographers in the blockchain technology. Todd is the author of multiple theoretical papers, with a strong focus on the security and stability of blockchain.
Juan A Garay
Professor at Texas A&M University
Before becoming a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, Juan A Garay was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! in the company’s security engineering division. Garay has held research positions at notable labs including AT&T, Bell and IBM. He is also the author of several publications on cryptography, network security and distributed computing.
Tim Ruffing
Researcher at Saarland University
Computer Science Researcher at Saarland University in Germany, who works in the field of cryptographic systems and privacy-enhancing technologies. After an extensive research on censorship-resistant communication, and imperfect randomness in cryptography, his current research focuses on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Iddo Bentov
Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University
Postdoctoral Associate ad Cornell University
Nikos Leonardos
Researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Nikos Leonardos is a researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA). He has published several papers in the field of Theoretical Computer Science. Most recently, he presented an analysis of the Bitcoin network at Crypto 2017 which built upon his previous work on blockchain.
Tim Nugent

Senior research scientist at Thomson Reuters

Senior research scientist at Thomson Reuters

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