ITU Professor Roman Beck, who also leads the newly founded European Blockchain Center, has secured a small grant of 88.000 Danish kroner from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The grant will fund a two-day workshop of researchers from Danish universities and research institutions as well as researchers from the German-speaking countries, in collaboration with industry. The planned workshop aims for creating a blockchain research and education roadmap and prioritized agenda for the international scientific community concerned with investigating the new set of research challenges that emerge in the context of blockchain developments, in particular in the financial services industry. The workshop will be held in Frankfurt later this year.
The second Blockchain Summer School started this morning. During the week, 70+ participants will learn everything they need to know about this groundbreaking technology. On Friday, the summer school will conclude with the Nordic Blockchain Summit – 340 attendees already registered. Watch a video of last year’s summer school below.
For those that were unable to attend the recent Copenhagen Ethereum Meetup hosted by the European Blockchain Center, a recording of the event is now available online.
We are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting the next Copenhagen Ethereum Meetup. The event will take place in the Auditorium 2 (please note this has been changed) of the IT University of Copenhagen on July 26 from 7pm-10pm .
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Over the last months, Roman Beck (Center Leader) and Christoph Müller-Bloch (Research Assistant) have been working on a teaching case study together with Lynda Applegate, Professor at Harvard Business School. The case study discusses how Deutsche Bank engaged with blockchain technology, aiming for eventually creating value from the technology. The case study is an important step towards creating a body of blockchain teaching material, which is crucial for educating future blockchain experts. The case can be found here.
Last year, the Blockchain Summer School, a key initiative of the European Blockchain Center, was held for the first time. It was the first ever summer school on blockchain worldwide. The summer school was organized by the IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Copenhagen and held in August 2016 at the IT University of Copenhagen. This year, we will have the second Blockchain Summer School, hosted by the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. Students can apply now here. Application deadline is June 15.
Roman Beck, Head of the European Blockchain Center, has just arrived in Sydney for the kick-off meeting of the ISO TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology Group. As the Head of the Danish delegation, he will represent the Danish interests in blockchain standardization. For more information on the working group, please click here.