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Wednesday, May 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New Kids on the Blockchain

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The Ups and Downfalls of the Internet and what the Blockchain can change

The internet and world wide web started as decentralized technologies. Nevertheless very quickly the centralized models and structures from the industrial age hijacked this originally democratic vision of decentralization. In fact we saw a catalyst effect injecting steroids into multi national organizations and turning them into global mega platforms. With the advent of the blockchain it seems we get another chance to restructure our economical and societal models. Questions that arise are: Who will be affected by the Blockchain the most? Looking at startups, organizations and governments: What opportunities will be created or closed off? And how can we as individuals become more empowered? How can wealth be more distributed? What question comes to your mind... ?

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Brennan Novak

UX Designer / Developer, Transparency Toolkit, Qubes OS
Brennan Novak has been designing and building for the web sincethe late 90s and participating in IndieWebCamp community since2010. In 2013 he successfully helped crowdfund the encryptedemail project Mailpile. Currently, he works on security focusedQubes OS.

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Christopher David

Founder & CEO, Arcade City
I am building Arcade City, a decentralized ridesharing startup using blockchain technology and a driver coop model. We've been active so far in 28 states (US) and Australia. Planning a broader global release for late spring.
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Henning Diedrich

Programmer, IBM
Henning is an entrepreneur, programmer and game designer. He worked as lead software engineer for companies in payment, insurances and games. Currently he is working for IBM in the field of Blockchain and IoT (Internet of Things).
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Shermin Voshmgir

Founder, BlockchainHub
Shermin is the founder of the BlockchainHub, a Berlin based info hub & think tank focusing on topics like smart contracts, peer-to-peer economy & the future of democracy. She got her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics, where she used to work as an assistant... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm CEST