Thursday Agenda



Please note that the agenda is subject to change as we add more exciting talks and workshops.


Main stage

08.00

Main stage

Registration and networking


Main stage

09.00

Main stage

Introduction

Our master of ceremonies and guest speaker Anu Bhardwaj introduces the second day of the summit


Main stage

09.10

Main stage

PlutusFest update

IOHK engineers, researchers, and guest speakers cover various topics originally presented at PlutusFest in Edinburgh, including Plutus Playground, Marlowe, and more


11:00

Coffee break

Hackathon

11:00

Hackathon

Hackathon challenges published


Main stage

11:30

Main stage

Cyberpunk use cases

Author, mathematician, and computer scientist Rudy Rucker discusses his experiences as a founding member of the cyberpunk school of fiction, and how the genre relates to our current technological status

Stage A

11:30

Stage A

Staking, stake pools, delegation, and incentives

IOHK engineers discuss everything staking in this mixed presentation covering the general principles, how it will be implemented in the Daedalus UI, and more

Stage B

11:30

Stage B

Actus and Marlowe

Chairman of the Actus Users Association, Willi Brammertz, provides a demo of the Meadow emulator, and how Actus smart contract standards can be represented in Marlowe


Main stage

11:50

Main stage

A world run with code

Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, discusses what the world will be like when computational intelligence and computational contracts are ubiquitous


Main stage

12:10

Main stage

How to floss and (de)centralize the web

Guest speaker Bill Ottman, CEO and co-founder of Minds, discusses how his company is creating a decentralized social network and building a multi-layer open source model for corporate, operational, and technological infrastructure


Main stage

12:30

Main stage

Symphony of Blockchains

IOHK creative coder Scott Darby presents an in-depth talk on the Symphony of Blockchains project, an immersive audiovisual exploration of the bitcoin blockchain using virtual reality

Stage A

12:30

Stage A

Overview of sidechains

IOHK research fellows Peter Gaži and Dionysis Zindros discuss the interoperability challenges facing Cardano, and how sidechains can be used to communicate and share events, information, and value in a trustless manner

Stage B

12:30

Stage B

How to interact safely with blockchains

Director of cybersecurity Charles Morgan covers the fundamentals of staying safe when using blockchain technology, from basic computer security to safe storage


13:00

Lunch


Main stage

13:45

Main stage

What Wyoming means for us

Caitlin Long, co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, talks about what Wyoming’s new blockchain laws mean for the cryptocurrency community

Stage A

13:45

Stage A

Plutus Playground workshop

IOHK compiler engineers Michael Peyton Jones and Jann Müller run a workshop exploring Plutus Playground, an online emulator for developers to experiment with Plutus smart contracts

Stage B

13:45

Stage B

Lifebox for telepathy and immortality

Guest speaker Rudy Rucker discusses how the notion of a ‘lifebox’ data model may lead to commercial technologies that shade into telepathy and digital immortality; issues of impersonation and privacy will come heavily into play, and blockchain may play a role


Main stage

14:05

Main stage

Digital dollars, central banking, and stable coins

Gabriel Abed, CEO and founder of Bitt and DACM, sits down with IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson to discuss the future of digital currency


Main stage

14:25

Main stage

Beef on the blockchain

Tyler Lindholm, co-founder of BeefChain, discusses how blockchain technology will revolutionize the food sector, improving traceability and returns for food providers while enabling increased trust and transparency for customers and regulators alike


Main stage

14:45

Main stage

Panel discussion moderated by Anu Bhardwaj

The future of blockchain platforms: law and policy perspectives


15:15

Coffee break

Hackathon

15:15

Hackathon

Hackathon entries due and judging begins


Main stage

15:45

Main stage

Language abstraction for verifiable blockchain distributed applications

Alacris chief architect François-René Rideau discusses the Alacris operating system, a domain specific language for developing distributed apps that can be automatically verified to protect their assets against known attack techniques, and used to specify multi-party protocols to be run on clients as well as servers

Stage A

15:45

Stage A

How does consensus work?

IOHK research fellow Matthias Fitzi hosts a workshop to explain the basics of consensus protocols


Main stage

16:30

Main stage

Emurgo roadmap

Guest speakers Nicolas Arqueros, Emurgo’s chief technical officer, and Sebastian Guillemot, Emurgo’s engineering lead, introduce the company and its most popular product, Yoroi, as well as Emurgo’s new blockchain explorer - they will also cover the recently launched Emurgo dLab blockchain accelerator programme

Stage A

16:30

Stage A

Privacy (ZK Snarks)

IOHK research fellow Markulf Kohlweiss discusses how the recent interest in cryptographic currencies has drastically reduced the time to market for cryptographic techniques that were previously thought to be primarily of theoretical interest, and the associated challenges and how they might be addressed

Stage B

16:30

Stage B

Regulation of cryptocurrencies and the future of money

Senior research fellow and law finance expert Emilios Avgouleas discusses how cryptocurrencies can be regulated and how they’ll interact with legacy financial systems


Main stage

16:50

Main stage

Yoroi, Seiza, dLab and beyond

Emurgo chief technical officer, Nicolás Arqueros, and lead developer Sebastien Guillemot, discuss the present and future of Emurgo's products and services like Yoroi, Seiza, and the startup acceleration program


Main stage

17:10

Main stage

Cardano Foundation roadmap

Nathan Kaiser, chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, gives an overview of the organization’s roadmap and plans for the future, notably the Cardano ambassador programme, Cardano hubs, HR and trademark policy


Main stage

17:30

Main stage

Closing remarks

IOHK co-founders Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood provide the closing remarks for the IOHK Summit 2019

Hackathon

17:30

Hackathon

Hackathon prizes announcement


17:45

End of the second day

Exclusive concert for platinum ticket holders