Auckland Blockchain Events Update

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What a wild week it has been in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency! Auckland received its share of blockchain attention with two jam-packed events last week:

 

1. Blockchain Talk – Centrality – ICOs and Smart Contracts

Attendees were treated to a double-feature talk with Liesl Eichholz, Lead of Identity, and Pheonix Zerin, Senior Blockchain Developer, both of whom hail from Centrality, one of NZ’s leading blockchain startups.

They covered the ecosystem of smart contracts, whether you should use them in your business, and how to design a cryptocurrency that sustainably grows and creates value in the long run.

Big thanks to Centrality for hosting and putting on drinks and nibbles!

 

 

2. Blockchain Panel Discussion – a Business Perspective:

This is the second business panel held at Duncan Cotterill following last year’s event.

We heard from a range of perspectives from:

Shahid Saiyad, IBM NZ’s Head of AI, Blockchain and Innovation
Martin Stellnberger, Blockchain Solution Architect, Consensys
Shane Marsh ANZ Head of Financial Institutions Australia, New Zealand and Pacific
Dene Green, New Zealand Post General Manager International and Global Logistics
Liam Mason, Financial Markets Authority Director of Regulation

The panelists gave insight on industry developments, commercial application of blockchain solutions, and an overview of the regulatory attitude towards innovation and blockchain.

Big thanks to Duncan Cotterill and Chris Linton for putting on the venue, food and drinks.

 

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