On Wednesday 29th May at Consensys’s offices in Ringsend, other than having ran a hackaton the previous week, a wide cross section of the Irish blockchain industry descended on their offices to hear a very interesting talk from Joyce O’Connor, Chair of the Institute of Irish and European Affairs, Gilbert Verdian, CEO of Quant Network, and Chaals Nevile, Technical Program Director of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance.
The evening was MC’ed by Lory Kehoe, Managing Director of Consensys Ireland and one of the main organisers of Blockchain Ireland Week. With easily over a hundred people in attendance, the audience included many people over in Ireland for a conference about a new ISO standard for the blockchain industry, TC 307 that aims to set a standard to allow future blockchain projects to be inter-operable.
In another first for the night, the evening was apparently one of, if not the first, events to be broadcast on LinkedIn Live which means you can watch the entire talk at the following link – https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6539568086155173888/
There was also a steam of the Blockchain Wrap Up party which I couldn’t attend, hosted in Bank of Ireland Grand Canal Dock on Thursday 30th at https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:ugcPost:6539917181952548865/. Given the success, media coverage, range of events, and participants from both Ireland and across the world, Blockchain Ireland Week has all the makings of becoming an annual event.