Chainlink Fireside Chat: Ari Juels & Sergey Nazarov

About this event

Join us for a fireside chat with Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink along with Ari Juels, Professor at Cornell Tech and Chainlink Advisor. They will be discussing connected smart contracts, decentralized oracles, and Chainlink.

With the growing interest in smart contracts, it is important to explore the benefits, challenges, and real-world application of smart contracts. Ari and Sergey's experience and past academic research on smart contracts will give the audience a solid understanding of what is to come in this evolving field.

Agenda 6:30 - Food and Drinks 7pm - Fireside Chat with Sergey and Ari 8pm - Mingling

Sergey Nazarov

Sergey is CEO of Chainlink, the leading blockchain middleware company, used by enterprises (SWIFT, Google, Oracle) and smart contract teams (Web3 Foundation, OpenZeppelin, OpenLaw, Hedera Hashgraph, Zilliqa, and many others). Working with leading banks, insurance companies, and large technology firms on the creation of “externally connected smart contracts”, gives him a unique perspective on what is required to bring smart contracts forward for enterprise adoption. Currently, 80%+ of smart contracts require external data feeds such as market prices, IoT events, and shipping data. These smart contracts need a secure reliable way to connect to this off-chain data, the capability Chainlink uniquely provides.

Ari Juels

Ari Juels is the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in NYC and a Co-Director of the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3). He was previously Chief Scientist of RSA, The Security Division of EMC. He is currently advisor to Chainlink.

About Chainlink

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. Chainlink is consistently selected as one of the top blockchain technologies by leading independent research firms such as Gartner. It is well known for providing highly secure and reliable oracles to both large enterprises (SWIFT Google, Oracle) and leading smart contract development teams (Web3 Foundation, OpenLaw, Zeppelin, MARKET Protocol, and more).

We've been providing secure and reliable oracles to great companies like Google, Oracle, SWIFT, and many other large enterprises, as well as many of the world's best smart contract projects/teams such as Web3, Hedera, Reserve, OpenZeppelin, OpenLaw, Celer, Synthetix, Zilliqa, OceanProtocol, Amberdata, Kaleido, Harmony, ThunderCore, and many more.

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Agenda


When

Tuesday, Feb 18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)

Where

Galvanize San Francisco
44 Tehama St San Francisco