Opening with a hackathon on 20th January, London Blockchain Week 2017 will play host to an eclectic mix of speakers from the Blockchain community, including Bobby Lee, CEO and co-founder of China’s first bitcoin exchange BTC China (BTCC) and Tom Wilkinson, Senior Data Scientist for the UK Government Home Office.
The firms will work collaboratively to re-platform DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (“TIW”), building a derivatives distributed ledger solution for post-trade processing based on existing TIW capabilities and interfaces with technology providers and market participants. The TIW service currently automates the record keeping, lifecycle events, and payment management for more than $11 trillion of cleared and bilateral credit derivatives.
US commodities trading and agribusiness software provider The Seam, which has cleared or processed over $7 billion through its cloud-based platforms, is forming a blockchain consortium in conjunction with IBM for the billion dollar global cotton industry deployed on the Hyperledger Fabric.
Swiss bank UBS has teamed up with automotive technology company ZF and German energy company innogy SE to build Blockchain-based eWallets for future electric cars.
Respectonomy, a decentralized, self-moderated social network, will allow users the freedom to share content without any fear of censorship and be rewarded for it. The developers of this soon-to-be-released network believe it will be the first to remove all forms of censorship. Respectonomy is planning an ICO at the end of the month.
The Georgian Minister of Justice and other government agencies are already planning on inserting real estate documents to its Blockchain network in the upcoming months. If the government successfully inserts and secures real estate data on their Blockchain platform, it will become the first official case of Blockchain utilization in nationwide real estate data management projects.
A global platform that connects the vast majority of the world's banks has begun building a Blockchain application to simplify cross-border payments.