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October 2017

PESC 2017 Data Summit

October 25
Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel, 249 Queen's Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N5 Canada
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The Blockchain in Education Presented by Chris Jagers, CEO Learning Machine The blockchain revolution has recently come to the education sector with the promise of providing a tamper-proof infrastructure to facilitate student ownership and use of academic records. This means students can share their official records directly with anyone and have them easily verified as authentic. These records no longer have to be transmitted by a third party, which is a fundamental break from the typical vendor-controlled ecosystems where rents…

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ePIC 2017 Bologna

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palazzo Gnudi, via Riva di Reno 77
Bologna, 40121 Italy
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The Time for Self-Sovereign Identity is Now Case Studies in Open Standards for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims presented by Natalie Smolenski and Kim Hamilton Duffy. Inasmuch as the blockchain affords, for the first time in history, the possibility of true individual ownership of their own data, it is a double-edged sword: it also opens the door for powerful actors to monitor and control the actions of human beings with unprecedented precision, at an unprecedented scale. If we want to…

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MIT Legal Forum: A.I and Blockchain

October 30 - October 31
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, 02139 United States
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About Blockcerts Chris Jagers, CEO of Learning Machine, will present Blockcerts (blockcerts.org) -- an open-source standard for creating, issuing, viewing, and verifying blockchain-based records. These digital records are not merely timestamped by the blockchain -- these digital objects are cryptographically signed by the issuer, tamper-proof, recipient owned, shareable, and independently verifiable. The goal is to enable a wave of innovation that gives individuals the capacity to possess and share their own official records -- without any ongoing dependence upon a…

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November 2017

PACRAO 2017

November 5 - November 8
The Grand Hotel, 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201 800.918.9344 United States
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Standardization and the "Tower of Babel" Problem Presented by Natalie Smolenski, VP Business Development, Learning Machine. As innovation in digital credentials accelerates, the need for shared and open standards becomes increasingly apparent. In this presentation, Natalie Smolenski draws on her work for Learning Machine Research to describe the “Tower of Babel” problem in the area of educational credentials, which calls for three different forms of standardization: standards of content, standards of exchange value, and standards of technological infrastructure. She concludes…

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