Chainlink Durham: Connected Smart Contracts

About this event

This special Chainlink event, hosted by North East at Durham University Business School, will equip attendees with the understanding of the impact smart contracts will have on business, and how they can benefit or possibly take advantage of this technological revolution.

Event Schedule:

1330 - 1400: Arrival and Networking 1400 - 1420: Chainlink Connected Smart Contracts by Charles Holmes from Chainlink and North East 1420 - 1440: Learning from Smart Gaming by Kate Baucherel 1440 - 1500: Mainnet 2020: The Magic Bus is Rolling by John Wolpert from ConsenSys 1500 - 1520: Break 1520 - 1555: by Demo of SEO smart contract with Euro payout by Jonny Huxtable from 1555 - 1615: Decentralising APIs by Dave Connor from Honeycomb 1615 - 1630: Break 1630 - 1715: DAML: Making Contracts Smarter and Portable; and DABL: the simplest way to deploy your DAML applications by Vivek Srivastava from Digital Asset 1715 - 1800: Ian Keane and Joost Volker from Oracle

1800 - 2115: Drinks and pizza on Sergey at the Whitechurch Free House, 29 Church Street Head, Durham DH1 3DN

Chainlink is the leading blockchain middleware company for smart contracts to connect to real-world data. Chainlink is building decentralized oracle technology to create externally linked smart contracts used by leading enterprises, such as SWIFT and Google, and top smart contract teams including Web3 Foundation, Zeppelin, Hadera, Celer, OpenLaw, MARKET Protocol, Kaleido, and others.

North East is a technology consultancy which builds chainlinked smart contracts for clients within the Telecoms, Tourism, Construction, and Healthcare Industries. They utilise their decentralised oracle to help facilitate automated data reconciliation for their customers, creating more efficient business and service models with 4IR technology.

Kate Baucherel is a business development and emerging technology consultant with a focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. She has held senior technical and financial roles in businesses across multiple sectors. Her writing includes Blockchain Hurricane: Origins, Applications and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (2020) and the SimCavalier scifi series.

ConsenSys builds developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions that harness the power of Ethereum. Headquartered in New York, ConsenSys invests in and employs top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, software developers, and experts in enterprise solution development and new venture creation worldwide.

LinkPool is a leading Chainlink node service provider with the goal of providing tools and services that benefit the Chainlink ecosystem. Their aims include lowering the barrier to entry to staking on Chainlink nodes, easing the amount of technical experience required to run a Chainlink node and providing smart contract creators with the tools to easily search and identify Chainlink nodes that can suit their data requirements.

Serving data to smart contracts is a new and lucrative way of monetizing APIs. For API providers, Honeycomb offers the easiest way to do this, with zero technical effort required by the provider through their API marketplace.

At the core of Digital Asset’s offering is DAML, an intuitive smart-contract programming language used to digitize multi-party agreements and automate transactions in a precise and secure manner. They enable the world’s largest companies to harness the power of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to streamline operations and make value transfer efficient and secure.

Oracle Blockchain Platform allows businesses to reliably share data and conduct trusted transactions with suppliers, banks, and other trade partners through integration with existing or new cloud-based or on-premise applications.


Monday, Mar 9
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM (GMT)


Business School • Durham University
Millhill Lane DurhamDH1 3LB


  • Toby Hill

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