20/12/18 Wassim’s new talk “The Secret Lives of Cryptocurrencies” at Genesis Block Hong Kong

Wassim will be delivering a new talk entitled “The Secret Lives of Cryptocurrencies” at Genesis Block Hong Kong on Thursday 20th December. Do register your attendance if you’re coming at the link below.

https://www.meetup.com/genesisblockhk/events/257180472/

Project Update: TokenSpace, Classification Approaches for Cryptographic Assets

Literature review and background at http://taxon.pllel.com. TokenSpace full paper coming soon.

Project Update: Forkonomy aka Blockchains & Time Travel

Wassim has been working on an unusual topic and has produced some talks and manscripts introducing an analogical method that’s been called “forkonomy”. Just like astronomy takes observations from stellar sources at different phases of their lifecycles, forkonomy is envisioned as a suite of tools employing high-level inference and deductive reasoning to peer beyond the veil and see the range of possible futures for ageing blockchain networks.

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Project Update: Reaching Everyone

Contact: [email protected]
Main web: www.reachingeveryone.net (soonTM)

Next actions: Articles in preparation, more script & tool PoCs, UX/UI and HW research.

Slides from Chainhack, Lisbon:
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22/10/18 How To DAO #2 @ Web3 Summit, Berlin

Wassim is joining Horatii Partners‘ “How to DAO #2” event at Web3 Summit in Berlin next week. Talking “DAOs and Dont’s” at Web3Summit in Hackerspace Node 10, Monday 22nd October 4-5pm.

Wassim takes Forkonomy and Reaching Everyone to the Ethereum Classic Summit in Seoul Sep 2018

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Wassim speaks at the Ethereum Classic Summit in Seoul, Korea on September 12-13.

In addition to a presentation on implications of Forkonomy for ETC, Wassim will also participate in a panel discussion on the topic of censorship resistance and immutability as informed by Reaching Everyone.

More information can be found on the ETC Summit website. Though tickets are no longer available, the event will be livestreamed on YouTube.

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Slides – http://etcsummit.pllel.com

Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_7f16_29Mc&t=1s

Censorship-Resistance & Immutability Panel with Anthony Lusardi, Alison Alexis, Kong Gao, Virgil Griffith

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28/3 “Crypto-Asset Portfolios” Seminar

Next event: Wednesday 28th March 6-8pm, Crypto-Asset Portfolios Seminar

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Wassim and the D-Soc collective will be hosting a seminar exploring the construction of crypto-asset portfolios. Though the principles of risk and return are consistent with legacy finance, as an immature asset class cryptographic tokens do not yet possess an ecosystem of financial products designed for exposure to a weighted basket of assets for retail and institutional investors. A handful of informal indices exist but without consensus on network valuation metrics the decision on which tokens to include and in what weighting is not straightforward. We apply existing and novel approaches to portfolio construction and discuss the latest results from our intramural virtual portfolio contest.

29/01 “Crypto-Economics” Seminar

UPDATE AUG 2018. Video is now online and embedded below.

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The next Decentralised Society event is upcoming in Glasgow. Pllel’s Wassim Alsindi will be presenting and participating in a Q&A session.

Monday 29th January 6pm, Crypto-Economics Seminar

A seminar on the emerging field of Crypto-Economics. In their short history, it has become evident that the financial dynamics of natively digital tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are rather different to existing asset classes.

Since crypto-assets exhibit attributes of commodities, protocols, currencies and payment systems, some alternative theories by which these networks can be appraised of value will be discussed. Other novel concepts and key differences between security and token macroeconomics will be examined such as issuance mechanisms, supply schedules, governance, cyclicality and multiple units of account.

Places are limited so please arrive in good time and kindly give your ticket up if unable to attend. Places are allocated on first-come-first-served basis and latecomers may not be admitted.

19/01 “Token Economies” Event

The next Decentralised Society open day entitled “Token Economies” is upcoming in Glasgow on the 19th of January. Pllel’s Wassim Alsindi is presenting two short talks during the day.

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Decentralised Society presents “Token Economies” Open Day
Friday 19th January 12-5pm
Free to attend, all welcome.

An interactive session will take place in the SBS Foyer this Friday 12-5pm introducing the new world of dApps (decentralised Applications) built upon blockchain platforms such as Ethereum. We’ll be showcasing the most exciting developments on the web3.0 frontier from collectible cryptographic assets to humanitarian use cases – everybody is welcome! The event is hosted by the Decentralised Society.

Fruitful Discussions with the FCA’s Blockchain Specialist

Just before Christmas, Pllel’s Wassim Alsindi visited the UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority on invitation from the Project Innovate programme. There was a fruitful discussion regarding the current landscape and regulatory challenges regarding tokenised P2P protocol networks and some of the emergent behaviour they exhibit. One area of particular focus was the somewhat overheated domain of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) which are problematic in places as a mechanism for regulatory arbitrage. Forks were another regulatory head-scratcher especially within the context of financial products using crypto-assets as the underlying. Wassim is currently working on ethical frameworks for token issuance using the cryptographic attributes of public blockchains to provide real-time verification of a predetermined framework of standards.