Binary District’s Genesis Conference comes to London with 300 members of the blockchain community to attend, with experts such as Peter Todd and Emin Gün Sirer set to make major speeches

Collaborative technology community Binary District is set to host one of Europe’s largest gathering of blockchain and emerging technology experts.

Genesis London will take place on 22 February and will feature some of the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency thought leaders, who will discuss major issues affecting the future of blockchain.

The conference follows Genesis Moscow in 2017, which had keynote speeches from experts such as Tim Draper and Vlad Zamfir.

Entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and developers will participate in panels and debate security, governance and scaling issues with 300 members of Europe’s blockchain community.

Conference participants include:

  • Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core developer
  • Emin Gün Sirer, associate professor at Cornell University and co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3)
  • Jack Gavigan, COO of Zcash
  • Juan A Garay, professor at Texas A&M University
  • Tim Ruffing, computer science researcher at Saarland University
  • Eli Ben-Sasson, professor of computer science at the Israel Institute of Technology
  • Iddo Bentov, postdoctoral associate in computer science at Cornell University
  • Nikos Leonardos, researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Topics covered will include evaluating the current state of blockchain technology and its maturity; exploring potential security risks; and examining methods to maintain the security and stability of blockchain applications.

Dmitry Loginov, CEO of Binary District, said: “This is set to be one of the largest blockchain events in Europe this year. We’re very pleased to be able to bring together London’s exceptional blockchain community and world leading experts on the technology in one room. This is the perfect place for people to meet, discuss, debate, and most importantly, be inspired to create innovative technology.”

“The UK has one of the world’s most exciting technology scenes and Binary District is very excited to be able to contribute to it.”

Binary District has also launched Education Centre’s in Moscow, Berlin, Amsterdam and London to address the growing skills and educational gap in emerging technologies.

Supported by several extensive partnerships, including Digital October Center, IBM and Waves Platform, Binary District offers educational programmes and a series of both large-scale and intimate events.

Tickets for the event are available via Eventbrite and by clicking here. More speakers will be announced throughout February.

Binary District’s goal is to create a platform that encourages mutually beneficial interactions between those with extensive knowledge of cutting-edge technology and those looking to learn and upskill.