Digital convergence: blockchain as the nexus of technology, business, and finance
When: 29, 30 May
Where: Dargan Theatre, Trinity Business School Dublin, and around the country
Digital technologies have transformed every aspect of business in recent years, with an ever accelerating pace.
That same effect has seen the world of finance similarly transformed, creating entirely new possibilities.
Central to both trends, blockchain has become an infrastructural layer for a new generation of applications and services.
Now, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have matured to be the nexus that brings together the digitalisation of business and finance as the foundation for the new digital economy, delivering stability, trust, and transparency.
This trend has strongly manifested in Ireland, where more than 50 blockchain, crypto and Web3 companies have been created in Ireland, with the majority being established over the last 3 years.
This vibrant ecosystem addresses a wide array of areas, such as technology infrastructure, regulation, supply chain, music, trading, media, payments, identity, education, PR, and the environment. Much like blockchain technology itself, this ecosystem is decentralised and distributed, with the main hubs in Cork, Galway, and Dublin, but with significant activity in more than 10 counties.