Algorand & Cosmos Meetup

Spaces - 180 John Steet Toronto, M5T 1X5 Toronto
Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 2:00 PM (AST)

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About this event

Blockchain technology promised a fairer world, where value could be shared freely across all borders, in a transparent and secure manner, excluding no one.

However, immature technology, currency volatility and the complexity and cost of blockchain technology have been hindering the large scale adoption of blockchain. Until now.

Algorand and Cosmos are joining together for a night of drinks and discussion around the technology that is bringing blockchain to its full potential. We invite developers, researchers and blockchain enthusiasts to join us for a deep dive in the core technology of both platforms.

Admissions if free, but space is limited so make sure to save your spot!

Algorand, Inc. [www.algorand.com] is an open source permissionless public blockchain based on a pure proof-of-stake consensus protocol—the first of its kind to support the scale, open participation, and transaction finality for billions of users. Backed by a renowned team of researchers and business leaders, Algorand overcomes the decentralization, security, and scalability barriers that have undermined mainstream blockchain adoption until now.

Cosmos [https://cosmos.network/] is a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus. In other words, Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains that can scale and interoperate with each other. Before Cosmos, blockchains were siloed and unable to communicate with each other. They were hard to build and could only handle a small amount of transactions per second. Cosmos solves these problems with a new technical vision. In order to understand this vision we need to go back to the fundamentals of blockchain technology.

Speakers

  • Sergey Gorbunov

    Sergey Gorbunov

    Algorand

    Head of Cryptography

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  • Ethan Buchman

    Ethan Buchman

    Cosmos

    Co-Founder

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  • When

    Friday, Aug 9
    2:00 PM - 2:01 PM (AST)

    Where

    Spaces
    180 John Steet TorontoM5T 1X5

    Organizers

  • Ka Yi Sit

    Ka Yi Sit

    Toronto Ambassador

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  • Aditya Ohri

    Aditya Ohri

    Toronto Ambassador

  • Kwame Bryan

    Kwame Bryan

    Blockchain Game Developer

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