October 10-11 | New York, New York
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Thursday, October 11 • 12:05pm - 12:35pm
When You Shouldn't Use Blockchains - or Smart Contracts - Axel Simon, Red Hat

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An industry has built up telling you how perfect blockchains are for pretty much any application you can imagine. Except that they're not, and your business won't fail if you don't shift all of your processes to blockchain within the next six months. There is a need to look beyond the technical excitement and bizdev hype to reality.

This session takes a positive view of blockchain, and will discuss what blockchains and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are useful for, but will concentrate on providing attendees with an understanding of when they are a bad fit for your business, your stakeholders and your processes. The same approach will be taken for smart contracts, with an emphasis on understanding their match - or mismatch - for your business.


Axel Simon

Red Hat
Axel works on blockchains and system security for Red Hat, combining his long-standing interest in free and open source software with distributed protocols and systems, among which the Internet.He has been involved in open source communities for over a decade and is active in helping... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:05pm - 12:35pm EDT
Auditorium B
  • Experience Level Any