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With The Best is the biggest Online Conference Series for developers.

Join some of the most esteemed Blockchain experts for exclusive live coding sessions and benefit from 1-to-1 mentoring.

Enjoy the world’s top Blockchain developers' talks right in the comfort of your home.

AN INTERACtive learning experience

1 Conference

Series of 50-minute conferences on Blockchain tailored for developers.

2 1-to-1 Session

Live video mentoring sessions with the chosen expert(s). Book a mentor.

3 Forum

Q&A Forum where both experts and attendees can share knowledge, files and resources.

4 Replay + Slides

Access to the replay and Slideshare links guaranteed for 2 months after the conference. 

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10:00 am
10:50 am
An Introduction to Blockchains
Muneeb Ali

Get introduced to blockchains, how Bitcoin (the most secure blockchain) works, and discover what new types of applications and services are enabled by blockchains. Explore what is a Bitcoin miner, what is a 51% attack, how to sign transactions, what are unspent outputs. Further, learn about limitations of blockchains (limited storage, slow write times) and solutions to these limitations.

11:00 am
11:50 am
Ethereum and ConsenSys: The Evolution of Blockchain
Joseph Lubin

Hear from the co-founder of Ethereum and Founder of ConsenSys compare and contrast Ethereum - the decentralised platform that runs smart contracts - to the original Bitcoin technology, how it's capabilities surpass those of an electronic cash system and how ConsenSys works.

11:00 am
11:50 am
Huge Potential for Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology - A Closer Look at the work of Indian Bitcoin Exchange, Coinsecure
Mohit Kalra

Learn how Coinsecure works to educate and enable individuals and businesses to leverage Bitcoin and Blockchain technology through the first and only INR based blockchain explorer, an open order book exchange with a rest API mock trading platform/testnet, paperwallet services, an online wallet service and various integrations. Explore an overview of Coinsecure and products for developers, the Coinsecure story and bitcoin adoption in India. Dive into Coinsecure’s new API and solutions to challenges it faces.

11:00 am
11:50 am
Challenges in dealing with multiple popular blockchains, accepting payments, & managing & maintenance of client software
Jonathan

Challenges of dealing with multiple popular “non-bitcoin” clones: ethereum (ether), Bitshares (BTS), NXT, ripple (XRP), monero (XMR) and more-ShapeShift supports 40+ assets. Possible suggestions/solutions and workarounds along with advantages/disadvantages of various platforms.

11:00 am
11:50 am
A Concept Proposal for an Ethereum, IPFS and JVM powered dApp
Mano Thanabalan

The Solidity programming language was built to address the non-deterministic way in which traditional languages such as Java compile into byte or machine specific code. The need for deterministic compilation to assembly language stems from deterministically calculating the running cost of a given Smart Contract. However, if the code, compiled byte code and variable state storage could be stored in a file in IPFS after being run and verified in a JVM, then deterministic compilation would no longer be a relevant requirement. Besides the obvious reduction in gas consumption, this design will also circumvent the Smart Contract gas limit and more complex smart contracts could be deployed.

12:00 pm
12:50 pm
Building decentralized applications (dapps) on Ethereum
Eva Shon & Igor Lilic

Learn how to build Dapps using: Open source tools (Truffle, IPFS, Lightwallet and BTC Relay), ConsenSys tools (BlockApps API and Microsoft Azure BlockApps nodes) and other ConsenSys tools (MetaMask, a Chrome Ethereum plugin, or uPort, an ID management system).

12:00 pm
12:50 pm
How to build Bitcoin Scripts Using Node.JS
Kobi Gurkan

An overview of Bitcoin scripts and how to build them from scratch using Node.JS. Have a better understanding of low-level Bitcoin operations.

12:00 pm
12:50 pm
Converting bitcoin to mobile minutes - a cash-out option available all over the world
Sergej Kotliar

Have a technical walkthrough of the bitcoin top-up available for over 600 operators. Learn how to integrate the BitRefill service with one simple API and use a Bitcoin wallet to send payments.

1:00 pm
1:50 pm
Blockchains and APIs: The Decentralization Spectrum
Josh Cincinnati

One of the primary features of a blockchain is its decentralization guarantees, but decentralization is not a binary decision. BlockCypher's developer advocate will dive into the tradeoffs between running your own blockchain infrastructure and using a third-party API, using examples and use-cases from BlockCypher's APIs and customers.

1:00 pm
1:50 am
Developing Blockchain products with the end user in mind
Kevin Hobbs

Learn how to develop Blockchain products with the end user in mind - critical to mainstream adoption. See applications through real world cases, how Vanbex products Ether Party and Genesis are different from other blockchain products in that they’re so easy to use by non-devs - and why it’s important to keep this in mind. Discover how Ether Party is a product for anyone, removing complexities in making and executing smart contracts.

1:00 pm
1:50 pm
Building Smart Contract Systems on Ethereum
Nikolai Mushegian

Learn how to use the Solidity dev tools published by Nexus to easily integrate distinct dapps and make flexible, interconnected systems. You will learn Nexus's approach to reasoning about system state and modifying it in a safe and structured way.

2:00 pm
2:50 pm
Docker For Blockchains
Zach Ramsay

Demo of `eris` (see eris-cli); our open-source tool for orchestrating blockchain applications. Covering eris' core concepts as: a) `chains` => setting up and and `new`-ing a chain; b) `keys` => key management with containers; c) `pkgs` => for deploying suits of smart contracts; d) `services` => dockerized applications (pre-built selection & build your own); think `docker-compose`; e) `files` a handy wrapper around IPFS, when it is running as a service.

2:00 pm
2:50 pm
Non-financial applications of the blockchain
Dan Rubins

The blockchain has obvious financial roots, but there are exciting uses outside of bitcoin and monetary applications. Discover how distributed trust and trust-less systems are starting to impact society's non-financial institutions and create new opportunities in law, real estate, financial planning, physical security, and government - then discover how we're creating some of these new institutions at Legal Robot.

2:00 pm
2:50 pm
Building a Trading Bot Using Live Blockchain Metrics
William Kehl

Grasp Coinigy API with REST Documentation + Simple Implementation and Live Socketcluster API (Documentation / Resources, Live Market Data, and Live Blockchain Metrics). Building a simple node.js-based trading bot: capture live market data, capture live blockchain metrics, decision engine, order execution, and demonstration.

3:00 pm
3:50 pm
Dive into the Coinbase API
Kristen Stone

Get familiar with who Coinbase is while deep diving into the Coinbase API. Learn how current applications are built on the Coinbase API.

3:00 pm
3:50 pm
Consensus, Security, and the Blockchain Programming Interface
Ethan Buchman

Introduction of Tendermint consensus engine and programming interface, which allows developers to build distributed applications in any programming language. The Tendermint consensus engine provides optimal fault tolerance against malicious attacks while handling thousands of transactions per second. Get familiar with the background of consensus problem, solutions, while building and run applications utilizing the platform.

4:00 pm
4:50 pm
Blockchain Anchoring: replacing blind trust with mathematical proof
Adán Sánchez de Pedro Crespo

Learn about the concept of Blockchain Anchoring, understand how it works and know its many use cases. Discover which is the scalability challenges that blockchains pose and how to overcome them by using different cryptographic tools. Learn how to write blockchain-powered apps in a matter of minutes by making the most of Stampery API.

5:00 pm
5:50 pm
Building on Blockchains: Which Blocks Should You Use and Why?
Whit Jackson

Just like you choose which language to code in based on what you ultimately want your application to do, so should you choose which blockchain is right for your project. Learn about various blockchains that are out today, what they are best designed for, what additional tools work well with them and what questions you should consider as you build for what will likely be mass scale.

5:00 pm
5:50 pm
Building Smart Contracts on Ethereum using HitFin APIs and Python
Patrick Salami

Learn about Ethereum transactions in Python, the solidity language, how to deploy an example contract, how to call a contract code with transactions, manage user accounts, send / receive funds, bank account integration, create new financial instruments (i.e. a crowdfunding campaign) and buy and sell digital assets.

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