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GBA EXCLUSIVE – Founding Father of Blockchain – Scott Stornetta May 30

May 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5

“Education is about imagining a world that you’d like to live in, and then trying to create that world. The world I wanted to live in was one where everyone could trust records.” – Dr. Scott Stornetta

Three of the eight research papers cited in Satoshi white paper were coauthored by W. Scott Stornetta and Stuart Haber. (White Paper here https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)

Three papers he co authored used by Satoshi are :-(Read here https://nakamotoinstitute.org/authors/w-scott-stornetta/)
a,How to Time-Stamp a Digital Document – 1991
b, Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Digital Time-Stamping – March 1992
c, Secure Names for Bit-Strings – April 1997

This is the most important event for Government Blockchain Association UAE for the whole year. We will host Dr. Scott Stornetta who is one of the founding father of blockchain.

Dr. Scott Stornetta is the blockchain co-inventor quoted in the Bitcoin whitepaper written by Satoshi Nakamoto, who created the first cryptocurrency in 2009. He earned a B.S. in Physics at Brigham Young University, and Harvard then a Ph.D. in Physics at the prestigious Stanford University. From there Scott went to work at at Bell Communications Research, a part of the former Bell Labs system.

He is also a notable figure in the world of cryptography and distributed computing. The first mention of a blockchain architecture was from a publication he co-authored which described a digital hierarchy system known as a “block chain” that utilized digital time-stamps for ordering transactions.

The concept of a block chain system was later adopted by Satoshi Nakamoto in developing the popular blockchain for Bitcoin. Together with his long-time colleague and collaborator, Stuart Haber, W. Scott Stornetta laid the foundation for the emergence of today’s blockchain technology revolution.

Our President, Mohd Shahnawaz and GBA advisor, Jorge Sebastio, ( CTO of Huawei ) would welcome Scott on 30 May 2020, 6 pm.

Spaces would be limited. Preference would be given to GBA members.

First 100 would be allowed in for this Zoom conference, rest can watch it live on youtube (link posted soon).

May 30 6 pm UAE time, 10:00 AM New York time, 3:00 pm UK time

https://zoom.us/j/96473734162

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Date:
May 30, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5
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Website:
https://www.meetup.com/GBAUAE/events/270544733/