Off the Block | UPRISE Europe 2018

OFF THE BLOCK

One of our 13 Content tracks for our Tech Festival

17 – 18th October, Dublin, Ireland

Money is changing. Bitcoin, Ethereum and Blockchain tech are at the forefront of the revolution of Crypto. Is the promise of decentralisation and purity in ideals the counter to the heavily regulated banking controlled systems currently in play. Do we ride out the storm of the new or let our governments and banks regulate and tame this newly born beast of the transaction?

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ICO'S FOR ALL

The investment world is heralding ICOS a short-term trend. But with so many Crypto exchanges and Wallets emerging from successful ICOs should this be regulated and reigned in to allow for banking institutions to adopt?

NOT BLOCKCHAIN

Once we get past the newness of Blockchain and we look at where the technology can be applied. Who is at the forefront of application and where should we not look to apply the validation of data that the tech promises?

DECENTRALISATION AS THE SAVIOUR

You are at risk. Your data is at risk. Decentralisation and implementing Blockchain can make Cyber attacks a thing of the past. So why hasn’t there been a worldwide adoption already? Is this really the promised saviour or another hollow potential.

COLD DEAD CASH

How we understand money is changing. Physical cash is becoming less and less common. Cryptocurrencies are emerging as a thought-provoking alternative. But Crypto is a wild gamble of many outside factors. We need to be weened off of physical cash and if not cryptocurrencies then what?

REGULATE OR ROGUE

Governments and Banks are striving to put systems in place for the Wild Wild West of Crypto and new funding methods. But if we regulate Crypto and ICOs will this fly in the face of the ideals they were meant to represent? In whose hands do we place the power of Crypto? If at all…
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