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Saturday, March 31, 2018

april/may sees academics doing their final year blockchain courses

april 19 2018
.toronto fun day
..


Interested in Bitcoin, CryptoAssets and Blockchain Economics?

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from the top global thinkers in the blockchain ecosystem!

Keynote Speaker: Don Tapscott, followed by a series of talks by industry thought leaders such as:

Blockchain Economic Event
Blockchain Speakers & Panelists:
  • Don Tapscott: Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute. Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He is the author of 16 books, including the bestseller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World
  • Adam Draper: Founder and Managing Director of Boost VC. Co-Founded Xpert Financial while still in his senior year at UCLA. Has recently launched Boost Incubator an incubator mentoring startups.
  • Paige Peterson: User Education & Communications at Zcash Company, Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy and decentralized technologies.
  • Adam Back: Architect - Bitcoin, Cryptography, Security, Cloud, Internet, Open Source Blockstream. cryptography consultant - Specialties: cryptography protocols, bitcoin, electronic cash, privacy enhanced technology, distributed file systems, anonymity, distributed publishing systems, p2p systems; protocol design, review, implementation, CC/FIPS certification, security architecture.
  • Max Keiser: is the co-presenter and producer of Keiser Report, the first international financial news program to cover bitcoin when the cryptocurrency was still under $3. Keiser was awarded a US patent for his virtual specialist technology patent for trading virtual securities and currencies. Keiser was the keynote at the first ever bitcoin conference in 2011 in Prague.
  • Stacy Herbert: is the co-presenter of Keiser Report. Herbert is the CEO of Heisenberg Capital founded by Max Keiser. The company is an early investor in many bitcoin related startups.
  • Paul Snow: CEO at Factom currently working within the cryptocurrency world to build new solutions to persistent problems.
  • Andrei Poliakov: President and Co-Founder at Coinberry + 10 years of operations and strategy development experience in various corporate settings with leading global multinationals
  • Sheri Kaiserman: Principal Advisor and Co-Founder of Maco.laMaco.la was formed to help support the growing blockchain ecosystem with a 3 pronged approach of providing capital, advisory and talent.
  • Oliver Gale: Executive Director at Bitt. Bitt is a Financial Technology company that utilises distributed ledger technology to improve speed, efficiency and significantly reduce the costs of the payment system.
  • Marshall Hayner: CEO and Co-Founder of Metal, Building a new financial system.
  • Paul Sztorc: Economist at Bloq, Inc. passionate about knowledge and scientific truth and the scientific methods used to uncover the truth.
  • Mike Gord: Founder & CEO at MLG Blockchain Consulting I am an entrepreneur and full stack software developer focused on building next generation decentralized applications using blockchains and smart contract technology.
  • Preethi Kasireddy: Founder & CEO at Schelling. Previously at Coinbase, a16z and Goldman Sachs.
  • Connie Gallippi: Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, the first government recognized 501(c)(3) Bitcoin nonprofit, bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world.
  • Dilip Ratha: Head, KNOMAD, World Bank - working on market-based financing solutions for poor households, small businesses, and poor countries. Currently I'm developing a low-cost remittance platform originally proposed in my TED Talk.

‘Blockchain Economic Event’ will be comprised of a two part event

Event Agenda:
  1. Training Sessions – Morning & Afternoon (9am – 5pm): an all day multi-track series comprised of technical, legal, education and business workshops
  2. Panel Discussions – Evening (6pm – 9pm): an evening series of engaging panel discussions and fireside chats among industry thought leaders.

Full day ticket price includes food, beverages and 2 books: Blockchain Revolution and CryptoAssets.

To buy tickets with bitcoin or ethereum, please send an email to:tickets@fintechcan.ca

- Team Fintech Canada

DATE AND TIME


Thu, 19 April 2018
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
Canada

REFUND POLICY

No Refunds
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Organizer:Fintech Canada

Organizer of Blockchain Economic Event!

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Curriculum


Day 1

  • Fundamentals of Blockchain
  • Introducing Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies and their Global Impact
  • The Strategic Implication of FinTech
  • Round Table Group Discussions

Day 2

  • Future FinTech: Blockchain 2.0 and the Token Economy
  • Panel of Executives
  • The Regulatory and Legal Environment of FinTech
  • Panel Discussion on the Regulatory Environment

Day 3

  • AI and its Application in Finance
  • Perspectives on the Future of FinTech
  • Panel of FinTech Start-Ups and Meet Up

Featured Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Dr. Huining (Henry) Cao
Professor of Finance, Chair of Finance Department, and Academic Director of Finance MBA, CKGSB
Dr. Arun Sundararajan
Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business; Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy
Mr. Lewis Cohen 
Partner, Hogan Lovells; Co-Head of the Blockchain Task Force created by the Structured Finance Industry Group; Co-Leader of Hogan Lovells’ blockchain industry initiative
Mr. Jeffrey Wernick
Seasoned independent private investor in various sectors across the global economy
Dr. Feng Han
Co-Founder of Elastos; Columbia
University Research Associate;
Author of “Blockchain: On
Quantum Wealth” (2017)

march 2018 is for blockchain links past and future

eg here is toronto april 2018
Blockchain Speakers & Panelists:
  • Don Tapscott: Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute. Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He is the author of 16 books, including the bestseller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World
  • Paige Peterson: User Education & Communications at Zcash Company, Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy and decentralized technologies.
  • Adam Back: Architect - Bitcoin, Cryptography, Security, Cloud, Internet, Open Source Blockstream. cryptography consultant - Specialties: cryptography protocols, bitcoin, electronic cash, privacy enhanced technology, distributed file systems, anonymity, distributed publishing systems, p2p systems; protocol design, review, implementation, CC/FIPS certification, security architecture.
  • Max Keiser: is the co-presenter and producer of Keiser Report, the first international financial news program to cover bitcoin when the cryptocurrency was still under $3. Keiser was awarded a US patent for his virtual specialist technology patent for trading virtual securities and currencies. Keiser was the keynote at the first ever bitcoin conference in 2011 in Prague.
  • Stacy Herbert: is the co-presenter of Keiser Report. Herbert is the CEO of Heisenberg Capital founded by Max Keiser. The company is an early investor in many bitcoin related startups
  • Andrei Poliakov: President and Co-Founder at Coinberry + 10 years of operations and strategy development experience in various corporate settings with leading global multinationals
  • Oliver Gale: Executive Director at Bitt. Bitt is a Financial Technology company that utilises distributed ledger technology to improve speed, efficiency and significantly reduce the costs of the payment system.
  • Xavier Humblet: is Vice President of Majestic Assest Management, creator and manager of Canada's first long/short cryptocurrency strategy. Xavier is a Chartered Investment Manager and is a derivatives market specialist through the Canadian Securities Institute.
  • Mike Gord: Founder & CEO at MLG Blockchain Consulting I am an entrepreneur and full stack software developer focused on building next generation decentralized applications using blockchains and smart contract technology
  • Connie Gallippi: Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, the first government recognized 501(c)(3) Bitcoin nonprofit, bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world.
  • Dilip Ratha: Head, KNOMAD, World Bank - working on market-based financing solutions for poor households, small businesses, and poor countries. Currently I'm developing a low-cost remittance platform originally proposed in my TED Talk.
  • Francis Pouliot has been a Bitcoin expert and industry thought-leader since 2013. Last year, he co-founded Catallaxy, a blockchain consulting firm partnered with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Quebec’s largest accounting and audit firm. He is also the CEO and Founder of Satoshi Portal, a fintech startup which develops, operates and implements Bitcoin-based financial services and software. Mr. Pouliot is the owner of Bylls, Canada's first and largest cryptocurrency payment processing company.
  • Tatiana Moroz: is an American folk singer-songwriter, liberty activist, and peaceful revolutionary, TatianaMoroz is pioneering creative autonomy and freedom as the creator of the world’s first artist cryptocurrencyTatiana Coin. Tatiana merges music with modern technology to encourage social awareness. She helps renew the power of songwriters to unite our communities. Her inspiring 3rd album “Keep The Faith” was released in 2017.
  • Tone has worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Crypto Currency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom. Tone was recently featured in a Bitcoin Documentary – Magic Money.
  • Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) is widely credited for being a trailblazer in the blockchain space, having been among the first to recognize the tremendous impact of this traditionally "hacker" technology on the enterprise world. Her focus has been on exponential technology, entrepreneurship and bridging the gap between the corporate world and the start-up communities. In her current role as a Managing Director and Global Blockchain Innovation Lead at Accenture, Iliana is responsible for strategy initiatives and overseeing projects to conceptualize and build blockchain solutions across industries, with a focus on FSI, supply chain, healthcare and the public sector. Iliana is also the founder and Chair of ColliderX, the world's first non-profit, open sourced, and crowdsourced R&D hub for blockchain and related technologies.
  • Raghav Chawla is the Director of Product Management at Fidelity Labs, where he is focused on building new products and services leveraging cryptoassets, web 3.0 and blockchain technology. He is particularly interested in the topics of governance, self-sovereign identity, and the usability of DApps.

‘Blockchain Economic Event’ will be comprised of a two part event...

Event Agenda:
  1. Training Sessions – Morning & Afternoon (9am – 5pm): an all day multi-track series comprised of technical, legal, education and business workshops
  2. Panel Discussions – Evening (6pm – 9pm): an evening series of engaging panel discussions and fireside chats among industry thought leaders.

Full day ticket price includes food, beverages and 2 books: Blockchain Revolution and CryptoAssets.

To buy tickets with bitcoin or ethereum, please send an email to:tickets@fintechcan.ca

- Team Fintech Canada

Friday, March 30, 2018

ALIBABA GIVES ‘SIGHT’ TO ITS SMART SPEAKER

Alibaba Group has launched its newest human-computer interaction platform, called AliGenie 2.0, enabling “sight” so that the platform can do everything from reading bedtime stories to children in Chinese to recognizing different medicine bottles.
The platform, developed by Alibaba’s A.I. Labs and launched last week, is used in Alibaba’s Tmall Genie, the top-selling voice-controlled speaker in China, the only market where it is currently available. Powered by AliGenie, the device can understand commands in Mandarin Chinese, the most widely used language in the world.
Alibaba’s A.I. Labs is the group’s in-house department dedicated to the development of innovative artificial-intelligence applications. Beyond developing AI-powered consumer products, such as the original Tmall Genie, A.I. Labs also focuses on theoretical research and product commercialization in areas such as speech recognition, natural language processing, deep learning and voice identification.
More on Alibaba’s technology: 
Once connected to Alibaba’s online marketplace, Tmall, users of Tmall Genie can order items from the platform by speaking to the device. With A.I. Labs’ voiceprint-recognition technology, the device will only place orders when it is activated by the voice of authorized users. In the future, developers plan to add a facial-recognition function to boost the interactive experience.
Different from its competitors and upgraded from its previous version, AliGenie 2.0 is also equipped with visual-recognition capability, meaning it can identify various objects that it detects. Users start by downloading the “Genie FireEye” app to their mobile phones, then attach their smartphones to a phone holder called the “XHolder,” which is connected to Tmall Genie.
In collaboration with a number of Chinese publishers, A.I. Labs has enabled the device to recognize the covers of 117 sets of children’s books and read them aloud. To make the function work, users must scan the book cover with the front-facing camera of their cellphone while inside the app.
The device can also recognize select flashcards, which helps Chinese-language learners read Chinese characters. Moreover, along with pronouncing the words, an animation will appear on the screen to explain the origin of the word.
Apart from making learning fun and interactive, AliGenie 2.0 is also intuitive enough to help the elderly or those with vision impairment identify over 40,000 different kinds of medicine packaging. The feature may be welcome in China, where a quarter of its 1.4 billion population will be above 60 by 2030, according to government forecasts.
Genie FireEye has a 3D touch feature that enables the device to engage with users through touch, with a suite of over 20 simulated, animated facial expressions. For example, by tickling the forehead of the Tmall Cat, the image that appears on the activation screen, the cat will giggle and even purr.
Tmall Genie was launched in July 2017 and has sold over 2 million units in China to date. Moreover, 100 brands in sectors covering everything from airlines, to education, hospitality, nursing homes, auto-making, home appliances, music and entertainment have already embedded the AliGenie system in their products.


Based in Bellevue, Washington, the former Rutgers University professor will report to the director of Alibaba Cloud Quantum Laboratory (AQL), Yaoyun Shi. Shi’s remit is to assemble a team of world-class scientists and engineers for the company’s first research lab dedicated to realizing the revolutionary potential of quantum information technologies, such as exponentially larger processing capacity and faster machine learning. Within the growing team, Szegedy will lead research projects for quantum algorithms, especially their applications tied to machine learning and optimization problems, said Shi.
“Szegedy is an ingenious problem solver who craves to see his work having real-world impact,” said Shi, adding that more top scientists are expected to join AQL as Alibaba continues its talent hunt worldwide. AQL has openings in experimental and theoretical physics, computational sciences and software engineering.
“It is my dream to integrate all sorts of sciences and technologies together,” said Szegedy, explaining that this is what drives him to explore disciplines like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and quantum computing. “Sciences are so intertwined—and technology develops so quickly—that we should be able to [better] exchange information and learn from each other.”
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prominent scientist Yaoyun Shi to head the company’s quantum computing efforts.
A tenured professor at the University of Michigan and recipient of the US National Science Foundation’s prestigious Career Award, Shi joined Alibaba in June, charged with building the company’s first quantum computing research lab dedicated to developing and commercializing the company’s quantum technology, which will allow for exponentially larger processing capacity and faster machine learning.
Shi is the latest addition to a series of top scientists Alibaba has recruited earlier this year, including Wang Gang in March, a leading artificial intelligence researcher at Alibaba’s AI Labs—one of his recent contributions is the Tmall Genie, the first voice-controlled smart device produced by Alibaba—and Ren Xiaofeng in June. Ren, former senior principal scientist at Amazon, has since been spearheading Alibaba’s AI drive as the chief scientist and deputy dean of the company’s Institute of Data Science and Technologies.
“Our long-term goal is to realize the potential of quantum computing. I myself have been a theoretical researcher [in this field] for almost 20 years,” Shi told Alizila. “My new role now is to make it real.”
“At Alibaba, we often say customers are our highest priority. That is the same philosophy that will guide the future of this laboratory, which is to serve our customers. That is why I really put emphasis on the end applications—I want to see our customers benefiting from our quantum technology,” he added.
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Alibaba’s chief quantum scientist Yaoyun Shi at Xixi campus.
Quantum computing is a new approach to computing that is potentially world-changing, as it can—in theory—tackle problems that are too complex and intractible in nature for classical computing systems to handle. Its arrival can potentially speed up real-world breakthroughs in everything from artificial intelligence to the discovery of new materials, drugs and chemical reaction pathways.
Classical computers encode information in a binary system, in which each “bit” represents either 1 or 0, like in the on-off state of a transistor. But quantum computers instead work with quantum bits or “qubits,” which can be both 1 and 0 at the same time. That quality, researchers believe, can allow quantum computing to process a massive number of calculations simultaneously and perform certain tasks significantly faster than today’s computers.
But what is prompting the Chinese tech behemoth to step up commitment in this arena? Shi said quantum computers would have immense impact on customers of Alibaba Cloud, if they can help to accelerate and open up new avenues for machine learning and optimization.
“They will be doing the heavy weight-lifting behind numerous applications, so that our customers can get a better experience out of their cloud services,” said Shi, adding that the world needs to see a large-scale quantum computer before conclusively announcing quantum computing can have such great impact on AI.
He also highlighted “post-quantum cryptography,” the study of techniques for secure data storage and transmission in an era of full-fledged quantum computers that can break all modern encryptions, as a possible solution that can have disruptive impact on cyber security and on industry as a whole, setting new protocols that can help organizations prepare for the future wave of quantum attacks. It is an area that Alibaba plans to invest in, to ensure its quantum cryptography is robust and more accessible to a wider range of customers, he added.
With several tech industry titans investing in quantum computing, each eager to be among the first adopters of the burgeoning technology, Shi emphasized the importance of quantum algorithms.
“Without algorithms, quantum computers are useless, like raw machines without software, and algorithms are the soul of software,” he said. “I want to build a team that can cover all important aspects of quantum algorithms, looking at fundamental problems and producing output that might end up useful ten years from now.”
Alibaba made its foray into quantum technology research as early as two years ago. In 2015, the group’s cloud division funded a Chinese Academy of Sciences-led lab in Shanghai, a research center devoted solely to quantum computing. The joint lab demonstrated in a paper, published in May, a light-based quantum computer could outperform the earliest classical computers on specific tasks.
During the joint lab’s launch, Alibaba’s then Chief Technology Officer Wang Jian told reporters that if he had to bet on one technology, quantum computing will be his choice. “The wave of quantum information technology is set to revolutionize cloud computing and truly provide people with limitless computational capabilities. We find ourselves at a very opportune time for tech companies, with the chance to shift from follower to leader,” said Wang.
Today, Alibaba Cloud’s new chief scientist of quantum technologies finds himself traveling around the globe in search of talent and collaboration opportunities.
“Our work location can be anywhere in world depending on where the talent’s at,” said Shi. “But we will definitely have offices in Hangzhou and Seattle.”
Shi stressed that it is critical to be open to collaborating with multiple parties, saying “making quantum computers real is not the task of a single team of scientists or engineers, as it requires a large number of expertise” and he will be looking for new recruits that “are the best in the world in their expertise and shares our mission—realizing the potential of quantum computing.”
The goal, he said, is to start fast and start strong