By Oscar Michel, Masters in Journalism, DCU.
The second European Blockchain for Finance Conference will take place on October 3-4 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
This year, the programme will focus on real-world case studies and details on how this technology could improve banking as a whole.
As financial institutions continue to plot the path to commercialisation, the conference will help them to move their blockchain/DLT projects from POC to deployment by discussing:
DLT & the Wider Digital Business: Senior executives including Barclays’ Vice Chairman Jeremy Wilson, will assess how financial institutions see blockchain and other ledger technologies fitting into their broader digital strategy.
Financial Use Cases: Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, KBC and Banque de France will showcase their latest blockchain projects in trade finance, syndicated loans, fund distribution and SEPA credit identifiers to highlight the opportunities that DLT offers to the sector.
Blockchain & Ledger Tech: Hear from the most revolutionary tech companies including Wave, Melonport, IOTA, Stellar and Alternity to see how you can get involved and collaborate on their fascinating initiatives.
Regulation & Compliance: Examine how smart contracts, the data economy and standards will play a huge role in the future of blockchain technology with contributions from the European Commission, Arthur Cox and Zerado.
There will also be an exhibition area with 20 booths to help startups, investors and institutions to showcase their latest work. “More than half of these spaces have already been assigned,” said Dean Murphy.
Dean Murphy, Director of Fintech Network is used to work with financial institutions to understand how they improve the digital side of their business. “There was a substantial lack of knowledge when it came to blockchain and distributed ledger technology,” said Murphy. A one-day programme was put together in 2016 with institutions to help improve the understanding of this technology.
List of speakers can be viewed here.