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Session 6 : Townhall - Identity, Privacy and Sovereignty

  • Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)

Townhall - How ready are we for the rise of blockchain based industries?

Identity, Privacy and Sovereignty

What role does trust play in blockchain enabled industries and systems as the dependence shifts from people to the protocol and the system itself? If we are increasingly in control of our own data, does this mean we have more control of our own privacy and identity? Are we more free or less free to act? Who is in control of the architecture and rules behind the protocols that govern the smart contracts in place and what are the intended and unintended consequences likely to be as the prevalence of these systems grow? Does greater control of our individual data positively or negatively impact the value of country sovereignty? Are we ready?

This session is a townhall format that seeks to engage participants on various questions and call on the lead participants for commentary from the audience too.

Facilitated by

Nik Gowing, Thinking the Unthinkable

Insights from

Kyle Kemper, Technologist, Strategist and Author
Matt Loughran, Uulala
Shikha Mehra, Mainchain Research
Nimo Naamani, Horizon State
Dr Jane Thomason, Blockchain Quantum Impact