On the 20th of September, 2017, the Blokchain Live event was held at The Brewery in London. Over the course of one day, hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to listen to talks given by a wide variety of speakers on the subject of blockchain technology, with topics ranging from gaming and governance to regulation and climate change. The event catered to different blockchain knowledge levels, with talks specifically designed to give those who were new to the scene information on areas such as smart contracts and ICOs.
Whilst there was an assortment of presentations, they were grouped into five general themes, running in five different rooms throughout the day. The centre stage looked at such ideas as developing distributed ledger technology, the future of blockchain, regulation, and the sectors that blockchain is poised to disrupt – investigating the state and future of blockchain technology. The Govchain room, however, was concerned primarily with the use of blockchain technology by governments of various countries or applications such as education, employment and healthcare. Examining use cases and the applications of distributed ledger technology was the purview of the Enterprise Application stage, where industries such as insurance and processes such as supply chains were discussed. The two final areas were Inside Tech, where listeners hard about the latest technology and software developments, and Blockchain 1.0 where business leaders less familiar with the technology could be brought up to speed.