On Thursday 10 March 2022, the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum will hold a virtual workshop titled “Blockchain and Smart Contracts” with the support of the consultancy White. During the workshop, more than a dozen presenters and panelists will showcase how one can use this new technology and provide good use cases. The event starts at 14:30 CET, and is open to the general public. You can Register here.

Blockchain technology creates growing lists of records or blocks that are linked together using cryptography and has been around for more than a decade. Because blocks are resistant to modification once recorded, and are thus very secure, blockchains can be used in many different fields such as cryptocurrencies, financial services, supply chains or even computer games.

Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are programs stored on a blockchain that run automatically when predetermined conditions are met. How can this technology be taken advantage of? This is the topic that will be discussed during the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum workshop. Dr Joshua Ellul, Director of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Malta and Aggelos Kiayias, chair in Cyber Security and Privacy and director of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh will deliver the keynote address. Their statements will be followed by two panels with representatives from organizations such as EthicHub, we.trade, ISO TC 307.

“We are only at the beginning of exploiting the true potential of Blockchain. The organizations that are taking part in this workshop as well as the Blockchain Observatory and Forum are pushing the envelope to see how we can use this technology for the good of our society. We are honoured to be a part of it.” Christian Hauschildt, Managing Director, White.