The Genesis Block – Building a Blockchain community in Scotland – Hosted by Paul Forrest

Get in touch today

0141 225 0130

Date: Wednesday 28th September 2016

Location: Cosla Building, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH.


Host: Paul Forrest, recently named as one of the most influential people in big Data who forms a link between this workshop and the MBN Solutions November Blockchain Conference.

This workshop is to bring blockchain communities together and explore how public and private sector can use the blockchain to innovate new solutions to old problems.

This event is aimed at non-experts in public sector who wish to learn more about distributed consensus mechanisms (e.g. BlockChain) and learn the varied applications that go beyond bitcoin and other crypto currencies and will help Scotland achieve its stated aim of being a “safe and secure place to do business where citizens have trust in public services.”


10:30 am to 11:00 am Registration and refreshments
11:00 am to 11:10 am Welcome
  Martin Beaton, Network Integrator for Scotland
  Ross Murray, ScotlandIS
11:10 am to 11:30 am Blockchain 101
  Greig Paul, University of Strathclyde
11:30 am to 11:50 am Science of the Blockchain
  Aggelos Kiayias, University of Edinburgh
11:50 am to 12:10 pm Case Study One: Blockchain as a service
  Peter Ferry, Wallet Services
12:10 am to 12:30 pm Blockchain Design Patterns
  David Irvine, Maidsafe
12:30 pm to 12:50 pm Case Study Two: A vision for a healthcare blockchain from biomedical publishing, precision medicine to wellbeing.
  James Littlejohn, Napier University
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm Scotcoin – a national digital currency
  Willie Fleming, Scotcoin
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch and Networking


This event is sponsored by Scottish Enterprise and ScotlandIS with support from Wallet Services.

Click here to book your place!