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FOSS Blockchain
Meetup
Austin, TX
Wednesday 18th May
Agenda
• Introduction, Bob Summerwill (Ethereum Foundation)
• Quick introductions (~10mins each)
• What is Bitcoin? (Brian...
What is Ethereum?
• White paper from Vitalik Buterin in Dec 2013 (aged 19)
• “Bitcoin 2.0” - Smart contract platform proto...
Web 3.0 vision
• Ethereum (decentralized compute)
• Swarm (decentralized storage)
• Whisper (dark messaging protocol)
Corporate interest
• Blockchain-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure
(independent Haskell implementation by BlockApps)
• Used b...
Built on Ethereum?
• Augur (prediction market)
• Digix (digital gold)
• Slock.it (smart locks)
• Maker (stable currency)
•...
Ethereum Foundation
• The Ethereum Foundation oversees Ethereum
• Swiss HQ-ed non-profit organization
• Initially funded b...
Want to learn more?
• Website - http://ethereum.org
• Code - http://github.com/ethereum
• Docs - http://ethdocs.org
• Redd...
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  1. 1. FOSS Blockchain Meetup Austin, TX Wednesday 18th May
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction, Bob Summerwill (Ethereum Foundation) • Quick introductions (~10mins each) • What is Bitcoin? (Brian Deery, Factom) • What is Ethereum? (Bob) • What is Hyperledger? (Chris Ferris, IBM / Hyperledger) • What is Factom? (Brian) • Austin Blockchain for Business Meetup, Pete Harris (Lighthouse Partners) • Anybody else want to speak? • And then mingle …
  3. 3. What is Ethereum? • White paper from Vitalik Buterin in Dec 2013 (aged 19) • “Bitcoin 2.0” - Smart contract platform protocols • ETH crypto currency is “fuel”, not end goal (but has $1B market cap) • POW blockchain with pseudo-Turing complete VM • Uses accounts, not UXTO • Built to be very Light Client friendly (implementation ongoing) • Transitioning to Proof of Stake in the next year or so (Casper, sharing), with modelling showing likely 10,000x improvements in throughput • There are 8 implementations of the protocol / VM-spec
  4. 4. Web 3.0 vision • Ethereum (decentralized compute) • Swarm (decentralized storage) • Whisper (dark messaging protocol)
  5. 5. Corporate interest • Blockchain-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure (independent Haskell implementation by BlockApps) • Used by IBM and Samsung in Project ADEPT and MTN project • Used by Eris Industries and R3 • Canonical partnering with Slock.it and ConsenSys • Rubix by Deloitte - Enterprise offering
  6. 6. Built on Ethereum? • Augur (prediction market) • Digix (digital gold) • Slock.it (smart locks) • Maker (stable currency) • ConsenSys (galaxy of companies) • uPort (identity) • Balanc3 (triple entry accounting) • Transitive Grid (peer-to-peer energy trading) • Ujo music (peer-to-peer music) • “The DAO” (hub for dispersing funds, raised $148M so far!)
  7. 7. Ethereum Foundation • The Ethereum Foundation oversees Ethereum • Swiss HQ-ed non-profit organization • Initially funded by $18M crowdsale in 2014 • Employees and contractors around the world, with development hubs in Berlin and Amsterdam • Have extremely long-term blockchain research aims, as “engineering” is increasingly happening outside the Foundation - ie. ConsenSys, ETHCORE.
  8. 8. Want to learn more? • Website - http://ethereum.org • Code - http://github.com/ethereum • Docs - http://ethdocs.org • Reddit - http://reddit.com/r/ethereum • Chat - http://gitter.im/ethereum • Contact @bobsummerwill / bob@summerwill.net

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