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Practical Cryptography & Blockchain Panel



The panel discusses the most important trends involving the blockchain today and fields questions from the audience. The experts talk about smart contracts, oracles, sidechains, and what can/cannot (or should not) be done with blockchains. They explore how bitcoin and the blockchain could potentially disrupt entire industries.


Peter Todd is an independent applied cryptography consultant. Paul Sztorc works as an economist for the startup Bloq, Inc. David Vorick co-founded a decentralization-first startup called Nebulous Labs in 2014. Jeremy Rand is the Lead Application Engineer of Namecoin. Elaine Ou is a security engineer at Global Financial Access. Riccardo Spagni is a member of the Monero Core Team.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.