Introduction to blockchain and decentralised finance


08 July, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST


Introduction to blockchain and decentralised finance

Location: Virtual

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    1 hour

This webinar will provide a gentle introduction to blockchain technology. He will provide examples of how this technology has been used in various sectors. Laurence will show how traditional financial service have been adapted with the rise of decentralised finance.

Learning outcomes

  • What is meant by decentralised finance
  • How blockchains are being used in business
  • How blockchain differs from traditional technology
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Programme outline

Laurence will explain how blockchains and crypto currencies work, and present examples of supply chain and financial projects using blockchains. I will introduce decentralised finance and give a brief overview of the novel products that have been created and how this area may develop.


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After a successful career developing financial applications in the City of London, Laurence was captivated by the potential of blockchain technology. Laurence moved to Oxford and set up Extropy.IO, a consultancy working with start-ups in the UK and overseas, developing decentralised applications, and consulting on blockchain technology and cryptography. Laurance holds a Physics degree from Durham University and am currently taking an MSc in Software Engineering at Oxford University where He founded the Oxford Blockchain Society. He provides teach blockchain and cryptography workshops and give talks on Blockchain, Ethereum and Zero Knowledge Proofs at conferences worldwide.