Blockchainers: Blockchain for Business

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Venue: Bright Building Manchester M15 6GZ

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Blockchain technology is tranforming businesses, from small startups to huge multinational companies. Find out how businesses are handling and adapting to these changes in this free event, organised by the Manchester based, Blockchainers.

It is estimated that within 5 years almost all businesses will utilise blockchain technology, completely changing the skills nessecary for working within and running businesses. By then it will likely be too late to get ahead in learning about blockchain.

In this talk, representing the blockchain and technology giants, IBM, Matt Lucas will be joining Si Ho, the chairman of the TravelSpirit Foundation, a Manchester based, multinational blockchain organisation; and Dr Somayeh Taheri, the founder of UrbanChain Ltd.

They will be presenting and discussing the benefits, implications and example use cases for blockchain within businesses. This event will help you develop your understanding of the functioning of blockchain. No previous knowledge is required.

Remember to order tickets fast as there is limited capacity and as always this event is expected to sell out soon!


7:00pm - Event Introduction and Welcome

7:05pm - What is Blockchain and its Implications

7:15pm - Blockchain in Business

7:25pm - Examples of Blockchain in Business (Urban Chain)

7:40pm - Examples of Blockchain in Business (TSio Protocol)

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8:00pm - Hyperledger and IBM Blockchain Platform

8:10pm - IBM's implemented solutions

8:20pm - Panel discussion

8:35pm - Q&A

9:00pm - Networking


Venue address: Manchester Science Partnerships, Bright Building, 5 Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6GZ
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Travel Options to Manchester Science Park:

  • By tram: St Peters Square is the nearest tram stop, it is about a 25 minute walk from the venue, or a 10 minute taxi ride.
  • By bus: the 85, 85A, 101, 102, 103 and 108 services all stop nearby the venue.
  • By bike: bike racks are available. The Oxford Road Corridor provides dutch style cycle lanes. From Oxford Road, visitors should take Denmark Road, and then Pencroft Way.
  • By train: Oxford Road train station is the closest train station, it is about a 25 minute walk from the venue or a 10 minute taxi ride.
    Parking: Available opposite the Bright Building. Please use bays at Greenheys Business Centre, Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6JJ

    About Blockchainers:

    Blockchainers is the first student-led blockchain organisation in Manchester. We are a non-profit organisation aiming to increase blockchain awareness and its real-life implementation. We are also taking active efforts in increasing development of blockchain initiatives in our city and Universities.

    Event Sponsors:
    This event is sponsored by CryptoBates Group, Manchester Science Park and the British Blockchain Association.