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Distributed Ledgers and Smart Contracts - Technical Workshop for Developers

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Monday, September 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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Technical Workshop on Blockchain 

In continued tradition of our stupendously successful Fintech Storm Series



Fintech Storm Distributed Ledgers & Smart Contracts

A Full Day Technical Workshop for Developers  


2 years of .. Fintech Storm





5 September 2016  

Enlightening, Thought-Provoking, Inspirational


What will you do this summer to boost your skills and wealth-creation ability ?

So you reckon Blockchain is Big!

You have attended plenty conferences, seminars and meetups on Blockchain to pull off a conversation on Distributed Ledgers, Consensus, Trust less mechanism, Proof of Work, Proof of stake etc..

You know all about how Blockchain is revolutionising the thinking of Bankers across the globe. 

You know the hundreds of millions of dollars already chasing the fintech startups focused on Blockchain.

But, you are not sure how to create a decentralised application.

You have had enough of theory, and now you want deep technical knowledge.

You have come to the right place!

Fintech Storm is committed to excellence in knowledge-sharing, training, networking and building the eco-system of next generation wealth-creators around the globe!

We have recognised Blockchain as the next big thing that will create the most employment and highest paying jobs of the next decade and chosen Blockchain as one of our focus areas for training in Europe & India. 

Blockchain 101 - A Technical Workshop for Developers

We have invited the most talented developers in Blockchain to give practical training to other developers.

Register here:

Time : 9:00am to 6:00pm 5 September 2016

Lunch: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Grange Tower Hotel (TBC)

45 Prescot Street, London

2 min walk from Tower Hill and 5 min walk from Aldgate Station 

Register for Session 2 - 16 September 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Technical Workshop on 16 Sep Building DApps on Blockchain


Topics Covered 

- What is Ethereum and how's it's different from other Blockchain solutions.
  - Smart contracts

  - How to write a Smart Contract 

  - How to develop decentralised applications using Solidity programming language

  - How to leverage data into Smart Contracts via Oracles

  - Real-life applications, which problems were actually solved by applying Blockchain Technology

  - Scalability issues

  - Demo of several real-life Ethereum-based projects 

  - Overview of Distributed Ledger Tehhnologies : Hyperledger, Multichain, Bigchain, Coloured Coins etc 

To begin with, see definition of Smart Contract here :


Trainer 1

Edward Ruchevits is an eternal student, self-learner, open-minded developer and an open source enthusiast, who is particularly interested in FinTech, cryptocurrencies and decentralization in all its exposures. He is currently working as a lead developer at a blockchain platform which automates invoicing, invoice factoring and payments. The current stack includes private Ethereum network, NodeJS application which serves as a middleware between the blockchain and the end user and various integrations with third-party ERP systems and payment providers. 

Trainer 2 

Thomas Bertani is a long time blockchain expert. His career started with important contributions in the fields of high performance computing. Today he works mainly on Bitcoin and Ethereum as an entrepreneur and consultant. In August 2013 he started Bitboat, which today is among the leading 'cash to bitcoin' marketplaces in Europe. In the last 4 years his experimentations in this industry ranged from the managing of "Virtual Companies" listed on a Bitcoin Equity Crowdfunding Exchange to the incorporation of Oraclize srl (the 1st company in Italy and 2nd in Europe incorporated with Bitcoin as capital contribution). After his work at
Cointerra in designing high performance bitcoin miners and managing 5% of the global Bitcoin hashrate, his focus is now in providing reliable infrastructure layers for smart contracts via the Oraclize oracle solution.

Thomas has worked on a range of projects from web development (fullstack) to low level applications on embedded systems, scientific applications on GPUs via OpenCL/CUDA, GSM packet low level sniffing apps (osmocom), kernel-level coding to implement multithreading support on microcontrollers and much more. He moved to bitcoin in 2012 and worked on things ranging from drivers for ASIC miners, hardware wallet firmware code, fullstack bitcoin marketplace (, architecture to manage thousands of bitcoin miners, "state of art" oracle systems for Ethereum (Oraclize) and many DApps/smartcontracts.


Trainer 3

Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a full-stack blockchain developer with a passion for the internet of value. 
Dr Dimitri De Jonghe co-invented SPOOL, one of the first protocols for intellectual property on the bitcoin blockchain. Having traversed the engineering space from the electron level at analog nanometer transistors to cloud platforms, Dimitri has in-depth knowledge about:
SPICE, VHDL, assembly, micro-C, C, C++, Java, Python, NodeJS, Javascript ES6, Postgres, MongoDB, Decentralized and distributed systems, PAXOS, RAFT, cryptography and so on.
After finishing his PhD on applied machine learning to micro-electronics, he co-founded 2 startups in the machine-learning space. 
Currently, Dimitri is working as a full-stack engineer on BigchainDB, merging big data with blockchain. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a protocol for connecting blockchains. Here he works on the core protocol and co-developed cryptoconditions, a verifiable alternative to smart contracts.


Trainer 4

Mark Simpson, Distinguished Engineer, Royal Bank of Scotland

Mark 'Bart' Simpson is a software engineer with over 20 years of development experience in the financial industry. He has designed and built algorithmic trading, portfolio trading, trade processing, reference data, market data, risk, cash management, clearing and data distribution systems. He has built systems using JavaScript, C#, C++, Java, kotlin, Python, Go, SQL, Assembler and even COBOL! He currently works at RBS in the Innovation Engineering Department where his current focus is building financial solutions on distributed ledger technology. He has worked primarily with Ethereum, Hyperledger and Corda. Mark believes that distributed ledger technology is a game changer for the finance industry, but with this comes a number of challenges that we must overcome.

Workshop Guest Speaker Mr Eddy Travia, CEO Coinsilium 

Below is an image of Eddy Travia speaking at Fintech Storm London April 2016













Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and the co-founder & CEO of Coinsilium, the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm. In 2013, following nine years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups, and was recognized a year later as one of the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ in Blockchain along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. Eddy has led investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide including Factom, RSK Labs, Magnr and SatoshiPay. He is also the co-founder of Block Chain Space, the first blockchain startup accelerator in Europe which launched in February 2016 in Barcelona.

Workshop Guest Speaker, Ms Arifa Khan, Founder Zero Field Labs

Arifa Khan is a London based Fintech expert, a seasoned Banking & finance, strategy and operations executive, with over 15 years experience in Investment banking, Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit. She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS, which honed her ability in deal origination, analysing strategic growth maps of companies, leading teams for impeccable execution. She has deep sector expertise in Banking & Financial services & Fintech, operational insights, the business acumen to forge big strategic partnerships. She currently advises Government of India on infrastructure financing.

Arifa has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, USA. She is also mathematically gifted, and has a B.Tech from IIT Madras in Chem Engg. She is a Fintech evangelist. Her profile features in Femtech Leaders. ( ) Here is what Londoners say: (

Arifa's latest project is setting up a Blockchain eco-system in India through a Blockchain Excellence Centre, a Blockchain Startup Accelerator, and a fund for Blockchain Startups

Arifa is Member WhartonUK Club Committee, Founder Europe-India Conclave Series, speaker at ICBI's "Payments International 2015" and an acclaimed painter. Http://



Which companies should showcase at this Forum? 

Any company that wants to attract top notch developer talent

Any company that supports the Blockchain eco-system 

Any company that wants to adopt the latest and cutting-edge technology & innovation

Any company that wants to get exposure in European and Indian fintech ecosystem through Fintech Storm's vast networks

A company that wants a platform for dialog with the community of smart contract developers, founders 


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested to learn :

More about the applications of Blockchain

The latest advances in distributed ledger technologies

How can distributed ledgers solve real word probelms

Technical challenges in coding 

How the applications exist and operate in the real-world 

The impact of these applications upon businesses and professions

Typical attendee profile

•     Founders & Entrepreneurs

•     Bitcoin & Blockchain companies that want to showcase at this event

•     Developers

•     Startups looking to hire Blockchain talent

•     Academic Researchers

•     IT professionals and Companies

•     Strategy Consultants

•     Accountants

•     Legal Professionals

•     Financial Professionals, IFA’s

•     Insurance Professionals

•     Brokers, Financial Market Participants 

•     Journalists 

We are committed to creating and connecting the Blockchain Inventor Community in Europe.

Here are some images of our recent workshops in London. Enjoy!

Come join the Blockchain Revolution ! 

Coming Soon!


Part 2 of the above Course - How to Build DApps (Decentralised Applications) - Technical Workshop for Blockchain Developers - Full Day Course 16 September 2016 9am to 6pm at Guoman Tower Hotel, London 

Details here :



Blockchain Storm Geneva 30 September 2016 





Details here: (Work in Progress)




Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December, New Delhi

If you are an European Tech company or a Blockchain startup looking to make headway into Asian markets or to strike partnerships or to learn to navigate the Banking, Payments & Fintech landscape (India, Singapore, Hongkong, China), mark your calenders for Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December 2016, New Delhi, India and get in touch with Conclave Chair Person Arifa Khan at to reserve your spot in the European delegation going to India! See details of our previous Europe-India Conclave 2015 at

Our friends at EtherCamp are announcing a Virtual Hackathon ($50K prize) and Stepher D. Taylor will make a brief introduction to the Hackathon at our 5 Sep event.  We thank Coinscrum for outreach support. 

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5 September 2016 

Enlightening, Thought-Provoking, Inspirational

Have questions about Distributed Ledgers and Smart Contracts - Technical Workshop for Developers? Contact Blockchain Storm

When & Where

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescot Street
E1 8GP London
United Kingdom

Monday, September 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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Blockchain Storm Series is an affiliate of Fintech Storm Series, a spectacular monthly series hosted in Central London Zone 2 for fintech folks by fintech folks. We have hosted 30+ events featuring 200+ fintech companies and 3000+ attendees so far , including Ethereum, Bigchain DB,, Currency Cloud, Multichain, Revolut etc..

We hosted our flagship Blockchain India Summit Dec 2016 with Vitalik Buterin, Inventor Ethereum and excited about Blockchain India Week 12-19 May 2017 in Mumbai with Vitalik.

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