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Computational Law + Blockchain Festival 2019 (Singapore)

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Legal Hackers Singapore is proud to announce that in partnership with Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and LawTech.Asia, we will be hosting our Singapore node for the Computational Law + Blockchain (CL+B) Festival 2019 over 18, 25 May and 1 June 2019.

UPDATE: The full programme and speaker profiles for 25 May can be viewed here


What CL+B Festival is about

The purpose of CL+B Festival (https://legalhackers.org/clbfest2019/; https://legalhackers.org/clbfest2018-hack/) is to educate attendees about computational law and blockchain tech; to engage in technical workshops to learn the basics of smart contracts for the potential development of legal-related use cases; and to participate in law and policy discussions.


Workshop 1: Blockchain 101 - Introductory Technical

Date: 18th May 2019 Saturday

Time: 2 to 4:30pm (2.5 hours)

This 101 technical workshop will be conducted by Jorden Seet, a blockchain engineer, focusing on the basics of Smart Contracts and their applications, as well as a hands-on coding session on writing an Ethereum Smart Contract.

No technical background or expertise is required for participating in the 101 workshop - fresh beginners to coding are welcome!

Register for Workshop 1 here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchain-101-technicals-tickets-61377830744

Brief profile of speaker

Jorden Seet: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordenseet/

Jorden is an experienced blockchain engineer previously from BMW Group. He has presented globally on Blockchain and Cybersecurity topics, while also winning multiple hackathons and technology competitions.

Currently, he is a Summer Analyst at JPMorgan Chase, Investment Banking Technology Division, Production Management.


CL+B Festival 2019

Date: 25th May 2019 Saturday

Time: 9:30am to 6pm

Get ready for a full day of fireside chats and presentations that cover the key topics being discussed in the computational law and blockchain scene right now, ranging from Security Token Offerings (STOs) to ethical considerations surrounding the industry to the Payments Services Act (PSA) in Singapore. Overview presentations will precede the panel discussions and provide introductions to these topics beforehand.

Breakout sessions will include presentations by a variety of projects which:

  • Develop blockchain solutions for the provision of legal services

  • Research on the use of blockchain across spaces, such as for social impact/ sustainable development (hear from the Co-Author of the instructive Stanford Graduate School of Business paper "Blockchain for Social Impact: Moving beyond the hype" available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1blvcoOp49pkf8WFeXSHq6CvhgL4w23Yi); for research (presented by Co-Chair, Blockchain Group at CodeX, Stanford Centre for Legal Informatics); for enterprise financial services (hear from the Quorum team at JP Morgan)

  • Develop products and research in the field of computational law

The programme for the day is available here - and you can view speaker profiles here. Look forward to seeing these people speak!



Workshop 2: Blockchain 102 - Legal and Enterprise Technical Dive

Date: 1st June 2019 Saturday

Time: 10am - 3pm

There will be 2 parts to this 102 technical session. This builds on the 101 session on 18 May.

1st part: Legal Dive - 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm

This is intended for participants who are interested in a deeper dive behind the technicals surrounding blockchain and smart contracts, and in developing legal/ law-related use cases for decentralised applications.

2nd part: Enterprise Dive with JP Morgan Quorum - 2-3pm

The Quorum team from JP Morgan along with Chainstack (https://chainstack.com/), a multi-cloud, multi-protocol Platform as a Service, will be giving an introduction and technical demo.

Register for Workshop 2 here:

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/blockchain-102-legal-and-enterprise-dive-technical-tickets-61377849801

Brief profile of speakers

Part 1

Vu Nguyen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hoang-vu-nguyen/

Vu is the Development Team Lead at Digix, one of the pioneers in the blockchain space. He designs and implements decentralised applications, utilising smart contracts on Ethereum. He was majorly involved in the development of the DGX - the gold token on the blockchain, as well as DigixDAO - a live Decentralised Autonomous Organisation that is holding 395000 Ethers (worth ~$66M at the time of writing)


Part 2

Sai Valiveti:

Sai Valiveti is VP, lead engineer in the Blockchain Center of Excellence and leads Quorum platform development for Asia Pacific. Sai has been part of regional and global innovation initiatives for the banking business, including Blockchain and Robotics technologies, with focus on enhancing operational efficiencies for the transaction banking business.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Sai was working with a leading core banking product, and was part of several core banking transformation programs across APAC and EMEA.


Alex Khaerov:

Alex Khaerov is a development lead at Chainstack, a Singapore-based startup building the blockchain control panel for businesses. Chainstack is a mulit-cloud, multi-protocol blockchain platform as a service that aims to accelerate blockchain adoption by enabling developers to deploy blockchain infrastructure within minutes. With 9+ years in web services development, he took on senior software engineer and technical management roles.

His main passion is building robust, high-load and distributed service platforms on top of a multi-cloud environment, utilizing all the power of Kubernetes. An avid activist of Kubernetes and Python communities. In his spare time, he speaks publicly at tech conferences and secretly codes in Python. Huge fan of laptop stickers.


If you have questions, feel free to contact the Legal Hackers Singapore organisers at sglegalhackers@gmail.com


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About Legal Hackers Singapore (https://legalhackers.org/)

Legal Hackers Singapore, a community-driven initiative, is the Singapore chapter of the Global Legal Hackers (https://legalhackers.org/) movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.


About Future Law Innovation Programme (https://www.flip.org.sg/)

The Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) is an industry-wide initiative to drive innovation and encourage the adoption and invention of new technology amongst law firms, legal departments and legal tech startups, to create a vibrant legal technology ecosystem in Singapore. FLIP brings together stakeholders from business, government and academia to collaborate on developing new models for the delivery of legal services in the future economy.

FLIP is a Singapore Academy of Law (https://www.sal.org.sg/) initiative.


About LawTech.Asia (https://lawtech.asia)

LawTech.Asia is an online review that focuses on covering and analysing developments in legal technology (legaltech) across Asia. We strive to develop and spur interdisciplinary thought leadership about the issues at the intersection of law, legal practice and technology in Asia, and raise awareness and interest in legal innovation and technology among legal professionals, law students, and the public by creating and participating in perspectives through writing and public discourse.

LawTech.Asia aims to be a hub that enriches the global community by furthering existing discussions around Asia, surfacing new ideas and inspiring progress through knowledge.

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