We’ve all heard of “Cryptocurrency” or Bitcoin, and many of us have heard of the underlying technology to Crypto called “The Blockchain” but what is it, and what are some current applications of it in Business?
For August’s Business in Japan Networking Event, we give Business In Japan members and guests the opportunity to get together and connect with other folks interested in Japan, Business and Blockchain, and find out some of the things businesses are doing with Blockchain technology.
This month we host THREE short talks, and then solid Networking where you can also connect with the speakers to learn more. Our honored Blockchain experienced guest Speakers are:
1) Alexandre Tabbakh, will have flown in from Hong Kong the day before and joins us to describe what the Blockchain is and it’s game changing impact on the Media Industry.
2) Matej Michalko, will also have just flown in to Tokyo and will also talk about Decentralizing the World of Digital Content Distribution. His company DECENT is a Decentralized Blockchain Content Distribution Platform that is Open-Source and utilises Blockchain to ensure trust and security.
3) Simon Barducci will talk about some of the existing concerns and limitations of Blockchain and it’s use in Business.
WHAT: BIJ August Networking ‘Blockchain & Business’
WHEN: Tuesday, August 22nd, 19:00~
WHERE: EL TRES Gotanda イタリアンレストラン さくらてらす五反田
5mins from Gotanda station (JR Yamanote or Asakusa line)
MAPS LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/RcS1SymcGYT2
COST: 2,500 yen ★Free Soft Drinks, Coffee Bar and light food is included in the price★
More food choices and Alcohol are available @ 500 yen (Yey, FOOD!)
SPEAKERS & TOPICS:
Alexandre Tabbakh and among other things is here introducing his NPO PUBLIQ which leverages Blockchain technology. PUBLIQ in part is built to combat low quality or #FakeNews as well as doing its part in reshaping the approach to the Media industry by building a decentralized independent communication platform for anyone who wants to post news and any type of articles.
Putting the power back in the hands of Content creators, with PUBLIQ Authors have access to a free, secure and censorship resistant platform where they can upload their writings, protect them adequately within the latest blockchain architecture and have them safely distributed thereafter.
Matej Michalko, will also have just flown in to Tokyo and will also talk about Decentralizing the World of Digital Content Distribution. His company DECENT is a Decentralized Blockchain Content Distribution Platform that is Open-Source and utilises Blockchain to ensure trust and security.
Alexandre & Mataj would like to meet with any person or company interested in how Blockchain is already being used in Media and Content Distribution, and the promise this technology offers the Industry in the near future.
The following FRIDAY 8/25 (3 days later!), Alexandre & Matej will be holding a more detailed presentation and round-table discussing the rise of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Media use cases and latest trends, with a panel discussion on the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, including things such as Regulations, ICO, market adoption etc.
Simon Barducci will talk about limitations in technology, business cases and regulatory environments and discuss some of the counter arguments and thus what is possible.
Simon, his partner and company Coinbrew engage with government standard bodies, identify legitimate business cases and build different solutions from full-scale, Enterprise ready production systems that interact with financial companies to proof of concepts.
THIS EVENT SUPPORTED BY HumbleBunny