Network of Hubs
BlockchainHub is a network of independent hubs that act autonomously, but share the same vision and goals. We advocate blockchain, smart contracts and the decentralized web to all stakeholders in society: we explain the technology, showcase use cases, organize events and host working groups around interdisciplinary topics. What started as a Berlin based Hub in 2015 has panned out into different local hubs across the globe. We share resources, but stay independent. If you would like to become a local Hub read more here.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Deloitte just published a new edition of ArtTactic 2017, a 300 page report, covering art and finance industry, highlighting main trends and developments in the art market. This 7th edition brought together and compared the findings and developments from the previous...
PD Dr. Soenke Bartling, one of our BlockchainHub Berlin advisors, initiated BlockchainForScience. In addiction to regular meetups Blockchain4Science hosted a Hack´n`Share weekend in Berlin. Techies & scientist interested in blockchain technology were invited to attend...
As many of you already know BlockchainHub is a network of independent hubs that advocate blockchain & the decentralized web. We are happy to announce that over the summer we on-boarded 3 new hubs in our network. All three hubs have been active in their...
BlockchainHub Berlin & Propellor Film Tech Hub just partnered to will be hosting a series of meetups around the question of Blockchain for the Filmmakers and the Film Industry. The first introductory meetup on August 29, 2017 will featuring a Blockchain & Web3 Intro...
On July 8th 2017, the foundation assembly of the ‘lab10 collective’ took place in Graz, where 21 blockchain enthusiasts from the BlockchainHub Graz have joined hands to establish a cooperative to work on selected blockchain projects.
We are happy to announce that BlockchainHub Berlin has been actively involved in creating Bundesverband Blockchain, a joint effort driven by the german core Blockchain community to advise German policy makers towards Blockchain & Web3 friendly legislation. We are one...
Initial Coin Offerings have become state of the art crowdfunding mechanisms. Even though such campaigns have managed to raise millions of dollars in a matter of seconds a lot of preparation has to take place if a team wants to have a successful token sale....
Live-Drawing of Shermin's talk on 'Blockchain & The Future of the Web' conducted by Riesenspatz (Anna-Lena Schiller, Eli Breuing, Anna Fritsche). Content Blockchain has the potential to disrupt not only the Internet but also top-down organizations. We are entering a...
Source: Bitcoinplay.net Bitcoinplay provided us with a great Infographic showcasing 58 interesting facts about Bitcoin covering 8,5 years of history. The history of Bitcoin started after Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper called: "Bitcoin: a...
Total ICO funding for 2017 has surpassed $3 billion in October. Startups all over the world are looking into raising money by conducting crowdfunding campaigns on the blockchain. With the number of ICO campaigns on the rise, the community is facing high competition...
The Road to Self Sovereign Identity Blockchain and smart contracts have the potential to radically reduce transaction costs and cut out the middle man. However, it is important to recognise that any structural fulfilment of this potential relies on first solving the...
By: Shermin Voshmgir Blockchain's biggest potential is to disrupt governance of public and private organizations alike. Following paper gives an overview and general introduction to the topic and has been published in a special edition of the journal Strategic Change....
“We advocate, educate and discuss use cases of blockchain, smart contracts and the decentralised web through a wide array of activities with all stakeholders of society across all disciplines”
If the Internet we use today is the internet of information, Blockchain can be referred to as the Internet of Value, or the internet of Agreements, that has the potential to fundamentally transform business, economy & society as we know it. Blockchain is considered by many to be the next big thing, a game changer that allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a P2P economy, powered by auto enforceable Smart Contracts.
Transactions on the blockchain through these Smart Contracts are in many cases faster & cheaper and more secure than transactions that classically run through neural central authorities. These Smart Contracts are an integral part of well as dApps (Decentralized Applications) and DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).
# Decentralized Web
We are reinventing data structures and killing classic client-server architectures. Together with other decentralized protocols like IPFS & SWARM (decentralized file storage), Whisper (decentralized messaging), Social Linked Data and many more, Blockchain is contributing to the next generation of the Internet, the Decentralized Web, or Web3.
Working Groups & Research Areas
Shermin is the founder of BlockchainHub an international network of autonomous Hubs that promote the idea of blockchain & the decentralized web. She is also involved in Jolocom, a blockchain based self sovereign identity protocol. In the past, she was a curator of theDAO and on the advisory board of the Estonian e-residency program and was. She regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains and the social impact of future technologies. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics, where she used to work as an assistant professor and currently lectures blockchain related topics. Furthermore she studied film and drama in Madrid.
Content & Strategy
Valentin is long term a crypto enthusiast. He started out as an intern with BlockchainHub and is now junior consultant and content manager at BlockchainHub Berlin. Valentin is responsible for research and consulting as well as developing online learning resources and social media activities. He studies Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics, where he specialised on Information Systems Engineering and Blockchain in the context of supply chains.
Nina-Luisa Siedler is business lawyer with fifteen years’ experience in advising on corporate and finance transactions. Her practice covers loans and debt capital market instruments including various types of structured financings. She is used to manage cross-border transactions and to cooperate seamlessly with auditors, tax advisors and other parties involved. Nina is part of DWF’s international Fintech group particularly interested in decentralized technology.
Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. He is obsessed with knowledge, change and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom, a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare, curating the topic of Decentralization & Blockchain. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.