From Blockchains to Programmable Money and Machine Commerce
Blockchain in Action: A world of Applications
Dr. Votis Konstantinos, Researcher Grade C' at Information Technologies Institute CERTH, Visiting professor De Montfort University
An outline of the spectrum of future applications that will leverage blockchain technologies
Blockchain can Reinvigorate Customer Loyalty Rewards Programs
Mr. Theofilos Mylonas, Founder & CEO at Yummy Software and Services
While blockchain technology is still in the early stages of adoption, it could prove valuable for loyalty rewards program providers. Companies willing to implement blockchain for customer loyalty programs could see benefits including lower administrative costs, improved customer experiences, and increased user engagement
Instantly verify qualifications with the Blockchain
Dr Maria Grazia Vigliotti, Technical & Business Partner at Gradbase
Gradbase has created a Blockchain-based platform for verifying any academic or professional qualification around the world. Such platform will positively transform the ways of operating of universities, recruiters and candidates. In this talk, I will talk about how our platform works, our business model, and the pilots we are running with UK universities.
OpenBazaar – the first decentralized marketplace
Mr. Dionysis Zindros, cryptography PhD student at UoA focusing on blockchains
OpenBazaar is the first decentralized marketplace. It was born out of the heart of bitcoin and is enabled through decentralized and permissionless blockchains. The next version, OB2 was released at the beginning of November. As one of the original four co-founders of OpenBazaar, I give an overview and presentation about what OpenBazaar is and how it enables the cypherpunk dream of a decentralized censorship-resilient gray market to flourish even when governments dislike it
How could smart contracts transform the Insurance Industry?
Mr. George Theofilis, Founder & CTO at Synaphea
How will blockchain technology affect Insurance Industry? Some ideas for decentralized applications in the Insurance domain, which will make insurance companies more trustworthy and will eventually eliminate all the inefficiencies in a way that the exchange of sensitive information between partners will be safer.
Blockchain technologies as drivers of circular economy practices
Prof. Athina Vakali, Informatics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Blockchain technologies are proposed for deploying and validating circular economy assets. A blockchain based architecture for safeguarding trusted materials reuse transactions among citizens and inventors will be outlined. Emphasis will be placed on how to build a virtual marketplace for exhibiting and commercializing reused materials which re-enter and mobilize the circular economy stakeholders.
Blockchain and the Banking sector
Mr. Stefanos Mytilineos, Deputy General Manager, Digital Business, Piraeus Bank
Crowdfunding and Blockchain
Mr. Christos Nasioudis, NBG Seeds, National Bank of Greece
NBG Seeds perspective and activities on crowdfunding and how blockchain technology can enhance crowdfunding processes