‘The genesis of blockchain discovery, policy and implementations'
Author: Lucas Cullen
Technical - Lucas is a software developer, previously working for startups and banks, and is currently studying a bachelor of Mathematics part time.
He first heard about bitcoin in 2011, started mining soon after that, and has been talking about bitcoin to who ever will listen ever since. He runs his own software development company, developing software for bitcoin and blockchain related projects.
Lucas also runs 3 day "Blockchain Master Classes" with UK training provider TerraPin.
He runs the Bitcoin Brisbane meetup, and is the Australian Coloured Coin Ambassador, and is developing a decentralised bitcoin poker protocol called BitPoker.io
On Wednesday, board member Lucas was invited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in Brisbane to talk and educate law enforcement on bitcoin, ICOs and blockchain. Great to see law enforcement trying to understand the technology and the new challenges it brings.
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.
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:
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.
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”
At bitcoin’s all-time high, the pizzas would have been worth an eye-watering $11.47M, making them likely candidates for the most expensive pizzas of all time.
Now widely recognised as the first real-world transaction with bitcoin, May 22nd has come to celebrate ‘Bitcoin Pizza Day’, with cryptocurrency enthusiasts raising a slice to Hanyecz’s infamous hunger pangs that paved the way for early merchant adoption.