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Masterclass: Blockchain Explained

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Blockchain Explained | How can cryptocurrency and smart contacts benefit your Business

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Have you heard of 'blockchain'?

If you have, then you've probably heard it spoken about in the same context as 'Bitcoin' or 'cryptocurrency'. In fact, it's the technology that underpins cryptocurrency.

A 'blockchain' is, in essence, a digital ledger of transactions that is replicated and distributed across a computer network. Its decentralised nature means that no single organisation or individual has control over the ledger, making it fully transparent, trusted and secure.

Although 'blockchain' has become synonymous with cryptocurrency, the fact is that 'blockchain' technology is being used for many other applications in the business world - and these applications are growing by the day!

For example, a 'blockchain' can be used to manage 'smart contracts' between organisations; to transfer sensitive medical information; to manage royalty payments for recording artists; to track freight delivery in a complex supply chain; to enable financial loan arrangements between two parties; to securely manage passwords for internet-connected devices; and to manage the release of personal information to trusted parties.

'Blockchain' technology is already changing the way we do business and, as new applications emerge, it's going to become more central to our everyday business activities.

Are you curious to learn more about 'blockchain'?

This session will begin with a clear and simple overview of what a 'blockchain is', where it came from, how it works, and how it can deliver value.

The session will conclude by focusing on specific business sectors in South Australia that could benefit from 'blockchain' technology.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Join us to learn from our expert presenter, Dr Charlie Hargroves from The University of Adelaide.

Dr Charlie Hargroves is a Senior Lecturer with the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. In the first semester of 2021 Charlie lectured the University’s first dedicated course on Blockchain. The course focuses on understanding the utility of Blockchain Technology in order to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in a number of sectors. Dr Hargroves has studied the application of Blockchain Technologies since 2017 with a focus on urban development and is an expert advisor to the United Nations Centre for Regional Development.

Dr Hargroves pioneered the application of Blockchain to transport systems with the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) and has published industry and academic works in this area. Charlie is the co-author of 5 international books, 28 book chapters, 20 journal papers, and 45 industry reports, and has delivered over 40 international presentations and facilitated over 30 workshops on a range of topics associated with the application of new technologies and approaches to urban and industry development.

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General Admission- $50.00

Business SA Members - $25.00 (enter membership number in promo code section before selecting your ticket)

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If you feel unwell before the event, you must advise us and please do not attend. Please bring your mask, a light breakfast is included in the in-person ticket price.

Photographs and video will be recorded at this event and may be used in promotional material.

Refunds are only given 7 days out from the event unless the event is unable to proceed. If you wish to cancel after this date, your ticket is transferrable but there will be no refunds.

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Business SA is the largest membership-based employer organisation in the State and offers a diverse range of services and support to members. With more than 180 years of local knowledge and experience, Business SA is focused on growing the economy to generate jobs and create wealth and prosperity.

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