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There’s a lot of hype right now about blockchain, the technology that underpins the Bitcoin virtual currency, with speculation that it could transform just about every aspect of our lives. In this webinar I’ll consider possible blockchain applications in research and education, and do a little myth-busting about when and where it makes sense to use blockchain.

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Time: 1300 BST
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A 




Martin Hamilton

Futurist, Jisc


 Read a short biography of Martin Hamilton. I work for Jisc in London as a futurist. My role is all about channelling new ideas and new technologies, and helping to build partnerships that will help us to get them to our members. Prior to joining Jisc I ran a supercomputer centre, and I’m a veteran of the eLib programme of the 1990s.



Webinar attendees will have a working knowledge of key blockchain concepts, and the pros and cons of using blockchain in research and education.

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.



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