NZ Blockchain News and Events

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What a year it has been. In the last 12 months we have seen the blockchain come into public consciousness with the creation of the world's first smart contract blockchain (Ethereum), the rise and fall of The DAO, and the emergence and open sourcing of a number of strong “permissioned” blockchains (Hyperledger, R3 Corda). And meanwhile the first blockchain: Bitcoin has continued to dominate the cryptocurrency space (and almost doubled in value against the US$).

So we think 2017 is going to be a very exciting year in the blockchain space.

Stuff we know is happening next year:

  • Another NZ blockchain conference. Following on from the success of www.ethereum.nz this year, we are planning something bigger and better for next years Techweek (May 2017). Details will emerge in January but we’re looking to create a streamed event with international speakers from the health and education sectors. If interested in getting involved please drop us a line (currently lining up key sponsors).
  • Two new public blockchain workshops (Auckland 25th Jan & Wellington 5 Feb). Details and booking at Tech Futures Lab. Please book early as this sold out last time.
  • The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator teams will be emerging (we’re hoping there will be some interesting blockchain projects).
  • Lots of great meetup events….     

Have a great break