09:15 - 10:00
According to Don Tapscott, author of The Blockchain Revolution, “the blockchain is basically a distributed database. Think of a giant, global spreadsheet that runs on millions and millions of computers. It’s distributed. It’s open source, so anyone can change the underlying code, and they can see what’s going on. It’s truly peer to peer; it doesn’t require powerful intermediaries to authenticate or to settle transactions.”
Blockchain is the foundation for the Bitcoin currency, hence why much of the original research and discussion on Blockchain was based around the financial services industry. However, as more understanding and the potential implication of Blockchain has evolved, it has been realized that it can have a far more wide-reaching impact across many industries.
This session offers you the chance to delve deeper into aspects of Blockchain, whether that be looking at the Microsoft perspective with App builder, considering the implications for the financial services industry as well as other industries such as education, or how Blockchain may impact digital business, as well as considering security and regulatory issues.
Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)