Bitcoin Brisbane – August meetup with Flux

Thought Works Brisbane and Bitcoin Brisbane, hosted Max Kaye, from the blockchain based Flux Party (VoteFlux.org) and XO.1

Max gave a fantastic talk which I streamed live via YouTube.  You can watch the session here.   In the future,  Ill also monitor the comments section for questions from the online viewers. Thanks to everyone who came.

Note:  YouTube channel can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj86QGJRRVJOtB-zW2AjZTw

Australians win the New York Consensus Hackathon

At the New York Consensus event, a bunch of Australians banded together and entered the hackathon.  Playing on the Australian them of the black box flight recorder, the team created an Ethereum based “block box” event recorder, to record traffic incidents using Ethereum, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Power BI and IoT hub.  The winning team included:

  • Tim Bass form Block8
  • Nick Addision from Agri Digital
  • Lucas Cullen from Civic Ledger
  • Sam Brooks from Veredictum

Special thanks to Mark Staples from Data61 for his input.  Sam’s original white paper and hackathon code can be found here.  https://github.com/consensus2017/hackathon

2017 APAC Blockchain Conference Sydney, Australia

The APAC Blockchain Conference, developed in partnership with the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA) and the Blockchain Association of Australia, took place from 7-9 March 2017 in Sydney, and focused on identifying the opportunities and overcoming the challenges to make the revolutionary blockchain technology a reality.

The event looked beyond the hype by bringing together captains of industry who are currently driving the change, world leading projects, innovative start-ups and regulators all into one place to share their knowledge and experiences.

Lucas was invited to participate in the APAC Blockchain Conference program to share with the delegates Civic Ledger’s journey, the problems we are solving with the technology and where Civic Ledger will be in 2017 and beyond.

Sheree was also invited to give a legal perspective on blockchain developments  but couldn’t not attend.

Lucas shared the stage with Emma Weston, CEO and Co-Founder of Agridigital, a provider of blockchain solutions that brings transparency, efficiency, and trust to agri-commodity supply chain, and Julian Smith, CEO and Founder of Blockfreight, the blockchain for global freight.

Photos from the UQ Bitcoin event

On Tuesday 21st Feb, I was asked to panel a screening of the documentary “Bitcoin; The end of money as we know it” at the University of Queensland. A quote from one of the guests.

“I thoroughly enjoyed your talk about bitcoin last night at the University of Queensland.

I started researching the currency from a legal perspective about two years ago and wrote a blog on my findings. I would like to retract my blog and write a new analysis of the currency after hearing your talk”

Here are some photos from that event.