Scottish Blockchain Meetup: Prof Bill Buchanan: Future, Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Zero Knowledge Proofs

August Blockchain Meetup live stream link:

Building The Future: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Zero Knowledge Proofs

Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy ( Overall he has published over 250 academy papers and 27 textbooks, and has a number of patents. His main research focus is around information sharing, such as using Trust and Governance Policies, threat analysis, cryptography, Blockchain, e-Health, and triage within digital forensics. This has led to several World-wide patents, and in three highly successful spin-out companies: Zonefox (; Symphonic Software (; and Cyan Forensics ( Bill regularly appears on TV and radio related to computer security, and has given evidence to both the UK and Scottish Parliament. He has been named as one of the Top 100 people for Technology in Scotland for every year since 2012, and was also included in the FutureScot "Top 50 Scottish Tech People Who Are Changing The World". Recently his work on Secret Shares received “Innovation of the Year” at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, for a research project which involves splitting data into secret shares, and can then be distributed across a public Cloud-based infrastructure. He was included in the JISC Top 50 Higher Education Social Media Influencers in 2015.


James Littlejohn - project. A follow on from the health blockchain talk James delivered in April.

"Thinker at and developer at . Interested in opensource, post money cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence."

Event schedule:

6.00pm : Arrive, Networking, Beer & Pizza
6.30pm: Presentations / Q&A
7.30pm: Networking and Drinks
9.00pm: Finish

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A chance for people to get together regularly to talk blockchain tech, Bitcoin, Ethereum and decentralisation in general. The group is open to everyone involved in the blockchain and Bitcoin communities - experts, amateurs, miners, critics, whoever. If in doubt, come along and learn something new.