Copenhagen FinTech

april, 2017

26apr9:30- 15:00Blockchain Workshop: From hype to reality9:30 - 15:00 Applebys Plads 7, 1411 København KEvent categories:Copenhagen FinTech Event


Event Details

Members of Copenhagen FinTech will be prioritized

Blockchain Workshop – From hype to reality

Blockchain has been predicted as a technology that could change the financial sector severely. So how do we turn the hype into specific value adding solutions?

In Copenhagen Fintech we have followed the development of blockchain for some years and actors within the financial sector are investigating on how to profit from the technology. Therefore, we would like to bring relevant actors with an interest and experience with blockchain to a workshop on how to take the technology to the next level on topics such as Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) and smart contracts. Blockchain has been connected to a large number of areas within the financial services sector where it could be expected to have an impact. But perhaps the blockchain hype has pushed this agenda and switched the focus from where it could actually benefit the processes and solutions. The workshop will also present the latest updates from the Danish delegation in the international blockchain standardization group.

Copenhagen Fintech, the Innovation Network for Finance IT, FinansDanmark and the Alexandra Institute would like to invite you to a session on blockchain, where the aim is to take a dig deeper into the possibilities of the blockchain/distributed ledger technology and explore how to more practical in the work with blockchain and extrapolate value adding solutions from the hype. The session aims to bring relevant actors within blockchain together and discuss possible projects to initiate projects funded by the Innovation Network for Finance IT.


09.30-10.00: Coffee and croissants
10.00-10.05: Welcome
10.05-10.35: Demystifying blockchain Presentation by Jonas Lindstrøm, Cryptography Engineer at the Alexandra Institute
10.35-11.05: “Societal and economic implications of blockchain, and the need for standardization” Presentation by Roman Beck, Professor at ITU
11.05-11.15:  Coffee break
11.15-11.45: Contracts powered by blockchain” Presentation  by Fritz Henglein, Professor at University of Copenhagen &
“Central bank digital currency” by Peter Sestoft, Professor at ITU

Session 1
11.45-12.15: “KYC/AML on the blockchain” – Presentation by Omri Ross, External Associate Professor at KU
12.15-12.45: “Fighting AML in practice” Presentation by Christian Visti, CEO at New Banking
12.45-12.55: Discussion
12.55-13.25: Lunch

Session 2
13.25-13.50: Creating smart contracts on the blockchain – Presentation by Jacob Stenum Czepluch developer at brainbot technologies
13.50-14.20: Trust as an enabler in business – Presentation by Sofie Blakstad, CEO Hive Online
14.20-14.45: “How to create value-adding blockchain solutions – in a global context” – Presentation by Per Lind, Co-founder IOTA Foundation
14.45-15.00: Plenum discussion and closing remarks


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Copenhagen FinTech Lab

Applebys Plads 7, 1411 København K