Network of Hubs
BlockchainHub is a network of decentralised hubs that act autonomously, but share the same vision and goals. What started as a Berlin based Hub in 2015 has panned out into different cities. We share resources, but stay independent.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
On November 28, 2016 BlockchainHub Graz conducted a Blockchain Startup Contest. 80 projects from 32 countries applied. 20 where selected for the final round on November 28, 2016. There were two main prices and three runners up. Winning Teams Status, Singapore, Main...
BlockchainHub Berlin was invited by State Secretary Dr. Helge Braun to explain Blockchain to selected Politicians and Administrative Staff of the German Chancellory on November 23, 2016. A delegation of Blockchain Experts presented the technology and it's uses cases...
The vision of Blockchain is to disintermediate and decentralize. But the question of how such governance could look like in a decentralized world has not been sufficiently discussed. In a decentralized community no one single entity can make a descision without the...
Abstract: The blockchain (i.e., a decentralized and encrypted digital ledger) has the potential to disrupt many traditional business models. This study investigates the emerging blockchain business-application landscape by analyzing its industry, venture capital...
BlockchainHub Graz is organizing a contest for young startups and entrepreneurs together with partners from different industry sectors. You can submit any Blockchain related project and idea younger than two years, special questions from the energy and banking sector...
Starting September 7, 2016 BlockchainHub Berlin together with DLA Piper will started an local interdisciplinary work group: Blockchain & Future of Law regarding the many unresolved legal questions that arise around Blockchain, Smart Contracts, dApps & DAOs....
BLOCKCHAIN & THE DECENTRAL WEB
If the internet we use today is the internet of information, blockchain is the internet of value that has the potential to fundamentally transform business, economy & society as we know it. Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is considered by many to be the next big thing. A game changer that allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a peer-to-peer 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
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 web 3.0.
EASY INSIGHTS WITH OUR INFOGRAPHICS
A brief explanation of the term blockchain, how it works and potential future sectors of implementation.
Each bitcoin transaction includes a signature in it. This signature is used to verify the transaction. After a transaction is verified, it gets stored on the blockchain. Essentially segregated witness means separating signatures out of transactions and keeping...
“Zcash offers total payment confidentiality, while still maintaining a decentralized network using a public blockchain. Unlike Bitcoin, Zcash transactions automatically hide the sender, recipient, and value of all transactions on the blockchain.” source: z.cash # Zero...
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# Consulting & Reports
Spread the idea of decentralised technologies like blockchain and other technologies that build on top and around the blockchain. Our aim is to empower a more efficient & transparent p2p-economy and p2p-society. #thinkdecentral #serverless
Advocate and communicate the blockchain in a human readable language to non techies. Interdisciplinary think tank focusing on new solutions for business & society. Breeding ground for game changing economic & political concepts.
# make blockchain accessible to the general public
# enable an interdisciplinary discourse
# foster a breeding ground for game changing startups
Traditional command & control top down management styles don’t make sense nor do they work well in a decentralised world. Apart from promoting and researching decentralised collaboration & management styles at the Hub, we are apply holacracy and similar organisational concepts ourselves.
Shermin Voshmgir is the founder of BlockchainHub and runs BlockchainHub Berlin. She is on the advisory board of the Estonian e-residency program, a curator of theDAO and regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains & Smart Contracts. 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. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. Among others her films have screened in Cannes and at dOCUMENTA.
Advisor: Technology & Strategy
Peter is a self-taught technology entrepreneur. As a director of a software development business, he was at the forefront of open source and agile software development methodologies, and with his teams of techies successfully applied these to disruptive architectures for fortune 500 logistics and publishing enterprises. For the past 10 years he has been an active investor in multiple startups; Successfully exited from some, failed with many more. He recently has a strong apetite for artificial intelligence, machine learning and crypto systems.
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 heads DLA Piper’s German Fintech working group which includes lawyers of all practice groups. In this context, she is particularly interested in decentralized technology.
Advisor: Technology & Legal
Florian Glatz is a lawyer, software developer and academic researcher working full-time in the blockchain space since 2013. As a lawyer, he helps startups and corporations navigate the uncharted waters of applied blockchain technology in a world of legacy legal systems. As a software developer, Glatz focuses on software-driven innovation in law and finance. As a researcher he explores the interaction of code and law in a digital society.
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.