Decentralized learning series

The Decentralized Learning Series 2020-21 shifted to a digital platform in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This online sequence of events spanned a wide array of subjects within the realm of blockchain technology, from its present use cases to its implications for society in the future. Engaging discussions touched on diverse topics, including financial systems and digital identity, underscoring the continuous development of decentralization. The series shed light on blockchain’s impact across different industries and stressed the significance of joint innovation and research in harnessing this technology for a digital tomorrow.

Decentralization and the state-of-art at Digital Identity & Interoperability

This 2021 has been a year of important steps for the growth and further understanding of Decentralization and its social, economical and political impact. If by November of 2019, we had broadly discussed the technological convergence of Blockchain with AI, IoT, and other technologies, now is the time to comprehensively review in order to gain clarity on the vision of Decentralization, while also addressing how the global design and implementation of Digital Identity are progressing. There should be a focus on Europe, and analysis of how Networks are evolving, as well as progressing the possibility of gaining interoperability applications in the context of Decentralized.

Blockpool Acceleration Program | How Do SMEs in Europe Deploy Blockchain and DLTs

Topics discussed:
(i) Blockcpool Acceleration Program

(ii) SMEs funded by the program present their achievements and next steps including actions to attract clients and funding, product development and benefits from joining the acceleration program.

User-Oriented, Secure, Trustful & Decentralized Social Media

In this panel discussion, a wide range of topics is covered:

(i) the role of information trustworthiness and decentralization in social media
(ii) key technologied that enable the development of decentralized social media platforms
(iii) the ethical and societal aspects of such platforms
(iv) use cases such as the EUNOMIA project.

The discussion concludes with an overview of the open challenges.

Shaping our Digital Future through the knowledge triangle: Education, Research & Innovation.

The purpose of this panel discussion is to present the ways according to which emerging technologies can determine our digital future driven by the interplay of three scientific avenues, namely, Education, Research & Innovation.

The panelists share their experiences distilled from past activities focusing on the area of blockchain technologies.

In addition, visionary insights are discussed with reference to a convergence framework targeting the fusion of blockchain with other technologies such as AI and the latest advances of distributed computing.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Where do we stand and where do we go?

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) builds on the disruptive character of blockchain technologies for the creation of new financial systems.

The focus of this panel discussion is the present and the future of DeFi.

VeChain ToolChain | Digital Transformation of the Healthcare Industry

A brief introduction of VeChain ToolChain and how blockchain technology disrupts the Healthcare Industry by enhancing the Patient Centricity; improving the communications, trust, and transparency between the healthcare providers and patients.

RippleX: Helping Developers Build Trust, Utility and Liquidity with Blockchain

Blockchain has revolutionized the technology industry—yet the barrier to entry has left many developers without a path to connect to the world of crypto despite its emergence as the next wave of technology. How can developers forge a path to adoption when walking through uncharted territory? In this workshop, Warren and Michael will discuss how to move the dial for developers to connect, communicate, program, while building trust, utility, and liquidity for a blockchain-powered economy. The RippleX open-source platform, which targets a network of more than 20 million developers globally, allows developers to get started with blockchain, without needing to know the nuances of the underlying protocols. Warren and Michael discuss how a platform approach is moving the industry forward to improve the way that developers transact using protocols such as the XRP Ledger, Inter-ledger and PayID, and what that means for the broader world of finance.