Education: Blockchain 101 – An introduction to mutual distributed ledgers without the cryptocurrencies
Professor Michael Mainelli will set out swiftly the basics of mutual distributed ledger (aka blockchain) technology. The session will cover some quick basics of ledgers as well as the role of hashing, cryptography, and peer-to-peer databases in the field. Michael will show some mutual distributed ledgers applications in action for clinical trials and insurance, as well as some proof-of-concepts in trading, identity, KYC & AML. He will emphasise the economic and structural implications of the technology and provide a framework for later discussions at Sibos.