The conference can be streamed live today Wednesday 17th October.

This is not meant to be in depth discussion on Hedera but a notification of the live conference.

What is Hedera?

Hedera is NOT a blockchain but rather something called a hashgraph. This isn’t even remotely similar to a blockchain as there are no blocks. Even IOTA, Nano and Byteball which use DAGs, directed acyclic graphs, use blocks. It actually uses a form of security/confirmation called asynchronous Byzantine fault tolerance the models of which were around 50 years ago. Blockchains use Byzantine fault tolerance but not asynchronous as all models until recently were painfully slow. Hedera and the hashgraph have turned that on its head by using a predictive model of confirmation – guessing with 100% accuracy (yes really) what a computer instance is saying. That has made it incredibly fast pushing TPS into the billions and it is envisioned that it is only limited by the computing power available.

So It’s not a blockchain but it is a DLP, a distributed ledger protocol.

Why is Hedera Important.

Whether you agree with the concept and want to get on board with it or not there are several things that should not be ignored. It has won the contract for supplying the private DLP for all the Credit Unions in the USA. Why is this significant? Because it beat Hyperledger the cooperative venture between Microsoft, IBM and other major tech companies. The other day it also got the contract for Certara’s clinical research, reg reporting, and supply chain. This is a teeny tiny company beating the big guys. They are going to get pretty pissed at this and if they continue along these lines they will almost be certainly the target of a buyout.


Wednesday, October 17 (Central time)

  • 7:00am to 12:00pm
  • Conference Registration
  • 7:00am to 8:30am
  • Breakfast
  • 7:15am to 8:15am
  • Women of the future: Networking Breakfast and Panel Discussion
  • 8:30am to 9:10am
  • The Hedera Hashgraph Advantage: Smart Contracts, File Storage, and Cryptocurrency
  • Mance Harmon, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • 9:10am to 9:40am
  • Hedera Cryptoeconomics with Dr. Leemon Baird
  • Dr. Leemon Baird, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • 9:40am to 10:10am
  • The future of Micropayments with Hedera Hashgraph
  • Patrick Harding, SVP of Product
  • & Jon West, VP of Blockchain Engineering
  • Hedera Hashgraph & Thomson Reuters
  • 10:10am to 10:35am
  • Morning Break
  • 10:35am to 11:20am
  • Hedera Hashgraph Decentralized Applications Panel
  • Moderator:
  • Leslie Ankney, Forbes Cryptomarkets
  • Speakers include:
  • Michael Feng, CoinAlpha, Inc.
  • Jordan Fried, Hedera Hashgraph
  • Nhat Thai Nguyen, Organify
  • Simon Olson, Magazine Luiza
  • Daniel Rice, Sagewise
  • John Best, Best Innovation Group
  • 11:25am to 11:45am
  • Hedera API: Cryptocurrency 101
  • Craig Drabik, Technical Lead
  • Disruptive Technologies Group, TxMQ, Inc.
  • 11:50am to 12:10pm
  • Managing Energy Microgrids using Decentralized Structured Databases
  • Jiro Occolt, Director
  • Guard Global Ltd
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Lunch
  • 1:30pm to 1:50pm
  • Carbon: Accessible, Stable Money
  • Sam Trautwein, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Carbon
  • 1:55pm to 2:15pm
  • Hedera for Music Streaming Micropayments
  • Andrew Antar, Founder
  • Brian Antar, Co-Founder & CEO
  • 2:20pm to 2:50pm
  • Deep Dive: Formal Methods
  • Dr. Leemon Baird, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • 2:50pm to 3:10pm
  • Afternoon Break
  • 3:15pm to 3:35pm
  • The Power of the Memo Field
  • Ken Anderson, Chief Developer Advocate
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • 3:40pm to 4:00pm
  • Tracking Drug Shortages with Open APIs and Hedera Hashgraph
  • Jim Nasr, VP of Technology and Innovation
  • Synchrogenix: A Certara Company
  • 4:05pm to 4:25pm
  • Almond – The Reward Platform Changing the World One Scan at a Time
  • Oliver Bolton, Founder & CEO
  • Almond
  • 4:30pm to 4:50pm
  • Demystifying Distributed Ledgers
  • Paul Madsen, Technical Lead
  • Hedera Hashgraph
  • 4:55pm to 5:15pm
  • Smart Contracts: From Zero to Dapp Hero
  • John Gethoefer, Principal Software Engineer
  • Bumped, Inc.
  • 5:20pm to 6:00pm
  • Closing Keynote, Hackathon Awards, and Hedera MVP Announcement
  • Mance Harmon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Dr. Leemon Baird, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
  • Hedera Hashgraph


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