New York, May 15th: Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Smart Contracts, Interoperability, and Law
Join us for an evening panel discussion during Consensus 2019 with Chainlink partners OpenLaw, and Wanchain. This panel includes Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink, along with Aaron Wright Co-founder of OpenLaw, and Johann Eid, Lead Strategist of Wanchain. They will discuss how smart contracts will enable interoperability across multiple blockchains, empower deterministic legal agreements, and give contracts the external data they need to be truly useful.
- 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Happy Hour (food and drinks)
- 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM – Team and Panelist Introduction
- 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM – Panel Discussion
- 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM – Audience Q&A
- 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM – Final Wrap-up / Mingling
Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. Chainlink is consistently selected as one of the top blockchain technologies by leading independent research firms such as Gartner. It is well known for providing highly secure and reliable oracles to both large enterprises (SWIFT) and leading smart contract development teams.
Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink
Sergey is the CEO of Chainlink, the leading blockchain middleware company, used by enterprises (SWIFT) and smart contract teams (Web3 Foundation, Zeppelin, OpenLaw, Market Protocol, and many others). Sergey has consistently delivered standing room only talks at leading conferences such as Devcon (multiple years), Edcon, EthCC, and Web3 Summit. Sergey and his team are considered one of the first developers of decentralized applications from back in 2014, building the first blockchain-based messaging application (Cryptomail) and one of the earliest successful decentralized exchanges (Secure Asset Exchange).
OpenLaw is a blockchain-based protocol for the creation and execution of legal agreements. Using OpenLaw, lawyers can more efficiently engage in transactional work and digitally sign and store legal agreements in a highly secure manner, all while leveraging next-generation blockchain-based smart contracts.
Aaron Wright, Co-Founder of OpenLaw
As well as being the co-founder of the smart contracts-based OpenLaw (https://www.openlaw.io/), Wright is also Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School. Additionally, he also serves as the Director of Cardozo’s Blockchain Project. His academic research focuses on blockchain technology, and in particular smart contracts, decentralized organizations, and the regulation of autonomous code-based systems. He is the co-author of the book Blockchain & the Law: The Rule of Code (Harvard University Press) and helped launch the Ethereum Foundation.
Wanchain is a blockchain infrastructure connecting the decentralized financial world. The blockchain, a fork of Ethereum, adds cross-chain and privacy protection to create a platform capable of creating a financial superhub of bridged networks. These bridges can be public-to-public (Ethereum to Bitcoin), public-to-private (Etheruem-to-Enterprise), or private-to-private (Enterprise-to-Enterprise. Current integrations include the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains, and an ERC20 set made up of Chainlink, MakerDAO, Loopring, and Gemini dollar. Wanchain’s next blockchain bridge will be to EOS. Learn more about Wanchain by visiting their website.
Johann Eid, Lead Strategist of Wanchain
Johann is a firm believer in the potential of cryptocurrencies to improve our societies and lives. He works for Wanchain as Lead Strategist and has been working there for the past year on connecting digital assets from heterogeneous blockchains to help foster a more open and connected financial system. He was previously working as a .NET software developer and studied for a Masters in Cyber Security in Paris.