Blockchain 2.0

Blockchain 2.0

2015 has been a watershed year for blockchain technology. The focus of innovators has shifted off of bitcoin as a currency and investment and onto the math-based asset transfer ledgers that are fundamental to blockchain and consensus-based schemes. Learning how these technologies work and how they apply to financial transactions is what this workshop is about.

-- George Peabody

In near real-time, the world is watching the evolution of blockchain technology. Born of Bitcoin, Blockchain 1.0 established the viability of the public ledger concept and introduced the reality of a new digital currency. Today, Blockchain 2.0 is underway with the rapid exploration of cryptographic ledgers by financial services players. In a domain we call Blockchain 3.0 is the use of these tools in cases beyond what the financial institution requires, including digital value exchange across the Internet of Things as well as the management of non-financial asset classes such as stocks, bonds, land titles, and more.

Join Glenbrook’s George Peabody and Russ Jones in this interactive, one-day session on how these networked ledgers work, where they are put to use today, and how innovation may extend their use deep into financial institutions, business, and our personal lives.  Come and work through the mechanics - the regulations - the players - and the economics in our "deep dive" workshop.  We promise you'll leave understanding much more!


Upcoming Session - To Be Announced

All of Glenbrook's Payments Insight Workshops are available as private workshops or webinar series.

Glenbrook's Russ Jones is the program manager. 

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Workshop Topics

1. History of Bitcoin and Math-based Currencies

  • Foundations and antecedents
  • Bitcoin as background

2. Blockchain 1.0 - Bitcoin

  • Miners and processors
  • Core developers
  • Exchanges

3. How the Blockchain Works

  • Ledger models
  • Mining and transaction processing
  • The ledger
  • Wallets and addresses
  • Value and ownership transfers
  • Security

4. Blockchain 2.0 - Blockchains in Financial Services

  • As currency
  • As commodity
  • As payment rails and asset transfer platform

5. Blockchain 3.0 - New Asset Transfer Technologies

  • Where Blockchains fit and potential use cases
  • Early learnings
  • Key enablers - Ripple, R3,
  • Mining and transaction trends

6. State of Blockchain Evolution

  • Sidechains
  • Ripple
  • Stellar, Ethereum, and more

7. Advanced Blockchain Use Cases

  • Mining and transaction trends
  • Investments status
  • New technologies

8. Regulation

  • Domestic
  • Global perspectives