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Block Chain Breakfast

Allan Wong

By Allan Wong

Vice President, Sales

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Lori Anastacio

By Lori Anastacio

Marketing Manager (Alumnum)

October 30, 2018

Our learning breakfast series here at Jonah Group continues to grow, and we hosted a very successful Blockchain Breakfast on Tuesday this week. 

The catered event was very well attended, and we were very fortunate to have the support of a number of amazing speakers.

Jeremy Presenting Blockchain Intro

Drew kicked off the presentation portion of the event with a quick primer on blockchain technology, with a focus on its unique characteristics and business implications.

Bill Tapscott, CEO of CarbonX, shared his vision and passion with the audience through his presentation on the CarbonX carbon credit trading project on blockchain. Peter Vincent, CTO of Grain Discovery, fascinated the audience with a glimpse into the complex and vastly encompassing world of grain exchange, and the pivotal role a blockchain-based exchange platform can play in that industry.

Drew stepped in on behalf of Royalty Exchange to deliver a presentation on their blockchain project at Jonah, highlighting the applicability of the technology in security and commodity exchange.

CarbonX Presentation Grain Discovery Presentation Royalty Exchange Presentation

Usman Sheik then wrapped up the presentation portion of the event with an overview of the regulations and legal enforcement of the blockchain industry.  Usman leads a legal practice specializing in blockchain and he was named "Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers" in 2018 by Canadian Lawyer. The audience was treated to an overview of the emerging world of rules and interpretations around blockchain and securities.

The event ended after a live demo by Benny of a token exchange platform using a backend built by Jonah.

Blockchain Legal Presentation Benny Presenting a Live Demo

We would like to thank our talented guest speakers for their support and contribution.  Their presence and participation made this a real hit with the audience. A hearty thank-you to all the Jonahites who made this event a success, from setting up the event to mingling with the guests.

To those who attended the event, we hope you enjoyed the presentation and had a great time networking with the community.  We thank you for your continued support and participation and we look forward to seeing you again at our next event -- stay tuned!

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About Jonah Group

Jonah Group is a digital consultancy the designs and builds high-performance software applications for the enterprise. Our industry is constantly changing, so we help our clients keep pace by making them aware of the possibilities of digital technology as it relates to their business.

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    sq. ft office in downtown Toronto
  • 156
    team members in our close-knit group
  • 21
    years in business, and counting