The cryptographic ledger technology blockchain is experiencing a quick escalation that is disrupting several industries and businesses around the world. More than 35 experts and 400 participants will gather next 20th of May in Copenhagen to discuss the impact of blockchain in pharma, shipping and logistics, government relations services, and finance.
A decade after the invention of blockchain, the discussion regarding this technology has moved away from the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and has evolved into a conversation on how to automate and make any transactional process more secure through the implementation of this open, anonymous and distributed ledger.
Just a couple of years ago, in 2015, the Business Intelligence enabled market research database, Grandview Research, released a market research report on blockchain technology based on information from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, and Australia that included a forecast of the implementation of the ledger between 2018 and 2024. In the report, Grandview Research estimated a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 37,2% over the forecast period.
According to the report, “healthcare and public-sector applications are expected to witness enormous growth in the years to come.”Blockchain Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report
The Deloitte’s 2018 global blockchain survey: Breaking blockchain open polled a sample of 1,053 senior executives in seven countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States) at companies with $500 million or more in annual revenue. The survey revealed that the largest professional service network’s clients are “making meaningful investments in the present day, starting new businesses based on the unique value proposition offered by blockchain and tokens.”
Only in the European Union, €300 million will be allocated in blockchain investment over the next three years, as part of the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP). The partnership “will support the delivery of cross-border digital public services, with the highest standards of security and privacy.”
The European Blockchain Convention 2019
The first Nordic Edition of the European Blockchain Convention will take place in Copenhagen next 20th of May. The main theme will be “Building the Foundation of Blockchain and the Digital Economy” and it will include 10 panels and 40 speakers from Denmark, Sweden, Spain among other European countries, the United States and China.
According to Daniel Salmerón, co-founder of the Convention, this is a platform for the whole blockchain ecosystem to gather. He added that the idea is to “encourage networking, projects and ideas sharing. We want that if you have a project for which you need a developer, you will come to a conference and maybe the person by your side is that developer, or if you are looking for an investor you have the opportunity to talk to them, or if you are looking for a project to invest in you find valuable startups.”
The Convention will address several issues related to blockchain and the needs of the Nordic countries through several panels:
- Blockchain for Government and Public Services. Real-time Data Collection. E-Identity.
- Going Cashless: Central Banks and Digital Currencies
- Mapping the Global Legal Landscape of Distributed Ledger Technologies
- The Path to Institutional Acceptance of Digital Assets
- Blockchain in Shipping & Logistics
- State of Technical Aspects of Blockchain Technology: Security, Scalability, Interoperability, and Adaptability
- How Blockchain Can Revolutionize the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
- Blockchain 2024: Five Years From Now