I initiated and organised a workshop on Distributed Ledger Technology as an inter-disciplinary cross-departmental initiative in partnership with the Cybersecurity Global Research Priority area at the University of Warwick on the 5th of July 2017. In addition to playing a role in the organisation of the workshop, I presented as a speaker on the topic "Regulating Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.
I attended the 2017 SLSA conference at Newcastle University and presented a paper in the Systems Theory Stream. This stream provided a forum for those with an interest in systems theory thinking and law to engage in a critical and lively conversation with a view to developing systems theory discourse in law. Papers were presented by those interested in any of the variety of systems theories (for example, autopoiesis, complexity, and chaos theory), and similar approaches (for example, Actor Network Theory, other network theories). I discussed the application of systems theory to my thesis on the regulation of cryptocurrency.
Was invited to speak at the University of Leicester's Information Technology Law Society (Geeklaw) on the 16th of November 2016. Highlights included a technical blockchain primer by Andrea Bracciali and Bitcoin investment protection issues as discussed by Dr Paolo Vargiu.
Attended the Blockchain: Money 2016 conferences including speakers such a Roger Ver, Gavin Smith and John McAfee and featuring prominent bitcoin and blockchain companies such as Genesis Mining, Circle and Coinsilum as well as leading consultancy firms, banks, law firms and alternative financial services providers.
I attended this one day summit on the 20th of September, 2016 at Skinners Hall, London, exploring the business and use cases of blockchain and distributed ledger technology as an expert delegate. Highlights included the keynote presentation by Bank to the Future author, Simon Dixon; the start-up showcase featuring Agriledger, Blockex, Tallysticks and Jita; and the roundtable breakout session on the legal and regulatory landscape.