RIETI Blockchain Symposium - Next Blockchain: Creation of a new ecosystem for future industries
May 2020Warsaw, Poland
Following the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World Bank, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference in 2020.
June 2020Esch-Belval, Luxembourg
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August 2020Dublin, Ireland
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers studying organisational issues from an international comparative perspective. Contributions based on all sources of enterprise data are welcomed.
Will 2019 be 'the first year of blockchain'? Just like iPhone hit the scene in 2007 and played a vital role in shaping the current smartphone-centered society, the appearance of 'Libra', a crypto currency developed by Facebook, indicates great social changes led by blockchain technologies.
Blockchain is a technology that enables safe and secure data transaction by registering data in "ledgers" that are irrevocable. While crypto currency receives the most coverage in the media as a use of blockchain technology, there is a vast range of uses for the technology for governing any form of business and other transactions in areas ranging from healthcare to preference data analysis. It is thought that it will have more impact on society than the internet as an 'infrastructure' in fostering new industries. However, on the other hand, there are rising concerns about data hoarding of giant global platformers and the possible disrupting effect of blockchain technology on national monetary policies.
Based on this, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) has been conducting various front-line research studies and analyses related to blockchain technology. In this symposium, in addition to President Yano presenting our research results, Mr. Vogelsteller, a leading developer in the area of blockchain technology, will give a presentation and we will host a panel discussion with various top-level panelists from different backgrounds. Through these programs, we would like to discuss ideal ways of utilizing blockchain technology as a system for fostering next-generation industries.
- Time and Date: 13:00-16:00, Monday, October 7, 2019 (Registration starts at 12:30)
- Venue: NIKKEI Hall (1-3-7, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
- Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
- Admission: Free
- Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
- Seating Capacity: 600
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