Data Immutability With Blockchain & Digital Ledger Technology

Develop the best data solutions and strategy for your enterprise Join us for this hands on technical workshop led by Kevin Chen, Founder and Head of the IOTA Evangelist Network, focused on Tangle distributed ledger technology (DLT). The workshop will help you derive the most value sending feeless/immutable data (eg JSON and IDs) through blockchain transactions. We’ll help ramp up your data storage using distributed ledger protocols emphasizing scalability and cost effectiveness. The session will provide an overview comparison of different digital ledger protocols including Hyperledger and Tangle which will be utilized in the session. Data structures behind these will be discussed along with modules extending beyond tokens and cryptocurrency. Demos will be included. Items discussed include: Pros and cons of distributed ledger protocols: scalability, cost effectiveness, miners and fees Supply Chain and tracking information Consensus and weight of transactions Decentralized transactions Use cases and applications: discussion of different industries including medical records and insurance in addition to those tailored for the audience Pizza will be served during the session. Pre-requisites Some programming experience – basic knowledge Python, JavaScript or Java recommended. Please bring a laptop. About The Instructor Kevin R. Chen is the Founder and COO of INTRA Group, a next-generation mobility testing, validation, and solutions as-a-Service startup. He is also the Founder and Head of the IOTA Evangelist Network (IEN), a global group looking to spread IOTA awareness and adoption in their respective countries. He was previously the Evangelist at the IOTA Foundation, with focus on business development and adoption strategy. Prior to IOTA, Kevin spent several years on Wall Street as a technologist: first at Citigroup Global Markets as an application developer, then at a $3+ billion credit hedge fund Aristeia Capital as a data analyst. He was passively interested in Bitcoin since 2012-2013 but was fully drawn into the blockchain/cryptocurrency space in early-mid 2016 with the rise of Ethereum. Finally, Kevin became involved with IOTA as its “blockless” Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) bypasses the scalability issues that have been plaguing blockchains, plus it is also feeless. Therefore, IOTA’s Tangle protocol is highly applicable to IoT/M2M microtransactions and can catalyze the upcoming 4th Industrial Revolution. Kevin graduated from the University of Virginia with a Computer Science degree, passed Level II of the CFA program, hold the Software Product Management (SPMĀ®) Certificate from The Product School, and completed the MIT Fintech: Future Commerce online course. Kevin is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Peace Innovation Foundation. *please email regarding discounted student rates

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