Blockchain Nights series at Weizenbaum Institute, part of the Humboldt University in Berlin, aims to attract students, researchers and start-ups from Berlin to address topics like business, economics and technology from both theorists and practitioners. The organizers host a monthly discussion series of debates related to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and smart contracts. During the Blockchain Week, on August 29th, Weizenbaum Institute will host an event about Security of Smart Contracts Platforms with talks by Research Associates and industry players, followed by a panel discussion.
17:30 - 18:30 Registration — Note that registration is necessary.
18:15 - 18:20 Ingolf G. A. Pernice — Research Associate (Weizenbaum-Institute) "Introduction & Welcome"
18:20 - 18:50 Jan Hackfeld, Ph.D. — Head of Research (Lightcurve) "Consensus Algorithms and Incentives"
18:50 - 19:20 Friedhelm Victor — Research Associate (Dept. of Telecommunication Systems, TU Berlin) "Measuring Ethereum-based ERC20 Token Networks"
19:20 - 19:50 Sebastian Henningsen — Research Associate (Weizenbaum-Institute) "Eclipsing Ethereum Peers with False Friends"
19:50 - 20:00 Break — Note that we will gather questions for panel discussion.
20:00 - 20:30 Panel Discussion — Prof. Dr. Florian Tschorsch (Assistant Professor, TU Berlin, Distributed Security Infrastructures) Moderation of the Panel20:30 – 20:35 - 21:00 Farewell — Valeira Aragonéz Diaz (BCN Organization Team & Venture Development Konfid.io)
Jan Hackfeld, Head of Research at Lisk, will be presenting a comparison of consensus algorithms and ways to incentivize an honest consensus participation. If you are interested in attending this meetup and hearing more about consensus algorithms, register on the Blockchain Nights website.