Blockchain 101

On the 14th of November HippoCorn hosted an event, where friends of the house were invited to come along and and learn everything about blockchain they were too afraid to ask. The speakers sought to give the audience a decent understanding of the technology, its potential and some of the players involved, including:

  • How it works

  • Why is it important

  • Why it is the next big thing

  • Application and usage

  • Smart contracts

  • Brief introduction to Ethereum

  • Blockchain variants like Ripple, R3, Hyperledger, etc.

About the speakers:

Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan is a passionate fintech expert, cross-border money transfer specialist and certified speaker & moderator. He is the CEO of Faisal Khan & Company, a boutique firm specializing in banking and payments consultancy. He also serves as the co-host of a weekly podcast called Around The Coin.

He has received extensive acclaim for his achievements and has been #1 on the Top 38 Fintech Blogs and even is one of the 38 Most Influential People to Follow in Fintech in Asia. In addition to financial technology, Faisal Khan loves to help people and does this through volunteering his time and writing on the popular Q&A website, Quora. His efforts have earned him the title of Quora Top Writer 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Simon Ousager

Simon Ousager Is The European Account Executive at the leading Bitcoin compliance and AML platform provider Chainalysis.

With his untraditional background in molecular biology, Simon entered the financial sector three years ago when he discovered blockchain technology. Upon realising the disruptive potential of the technology as well as the apparent lack of local subject matter experts he decided to become an independant blockchain consultant. During the last 3 years Simon have frequently been giving presentations and facilitated conferences and workshops for several large organisations including The Danish Parliament, The Danish Financial services Union and the Danish bankers association.

One year ago Simon was also one of the first fintech entrepreneurs to move into the Copenhagen Fintech lab which had its official opening earlier this month. Copenhagen Fintech Lab is a co-working space and community aimed at establishing strong ties between danish startups, banks, The Danish Financial Services Union, the Municipal of Copenhagen and financial IT infrastructure providers.

 

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