Scottish Blockchain Meetup

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.

  • The Cyber Academy, Satisnet and MBN Solutions present Bruce Schneier. Bruce is a world-renowned Cybersecurity specialist. He is a fellow of the Harvard Law School and has written a number of critically acclaimed books on cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography. He will outline his vision for privacy, trust and the future of cybersecurity. This event will be held on the same day as Thoughts on the Future of Programmable Money with Andreas M. Antonopoulos but we hope that you can make both! **Please note, if you have registered on Eventbrite you don't have to register in the meetup.** This event is separte from the Andreas M. Antonopoulos meetup so registration for both is requried. ** Hosted by Bill Buchanan and Michael Young.

  • Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a critically-acclaimed best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent—effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.

    In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media, 2014), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money (Merkle Bloom LLC, 2016)—which explains the technology’s potential impacts on human civilization—is a bestseller on Amazon.

    The much-anticipated second volume of The Internet of Money was released in the late fall of 2017 and sold thousands of copies in the first...

  • This is a joint Scottish Blockchain and Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup

    Title: Towards Anonymization for Learning, Transactions and Credentials Within Distributed Trust Infrastructures

    Speakers: Will Abramson, Liam Bell, Bill Buchanan, Adam Hall: Blockpass ID Lab.

    Date: Tuesday 27th August 2019 @ 6pm

    Outline:

    GDPR defines an increased focused on encryption and pseudo-anonymization. But many recent data breaches have shown that organisations often have poor practice when it comes to the anonymisation of personally identifiable information. And so, in future systems, we need to focus on the anonymisation the lowest layers of our data gathering, and then identify methods of revealing the information. But how are we going to apply machine learning into infrastructure which use encrypted data? And how are we going to identify individuals within anonymised infrastructures? And how are we going to be able to regulate for consent, privacy and governance?

    This Meetup will ou...