In this talk, Ben will introduce some fundamentals of cryptocurrency, before diving deep into Java bytecode and classloading, to discuss a new way to make the JVM environment suitable for running ‘smart contracts’. These contracts have applications to distributed cryptographic ledgers, blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Ben will then introduce a real example based on R3’s Corda ledger (part of the Hyperledger project) and discuss some future directions and practical applications.
Speaker – Ben Evans Bio:
Ben Evans is an author, speaker, consultant and educator. Ben is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar Speaker award and a Java Editor at InfoQ. He represents the user community as a voting member on the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
Ben is author of His career highlights to date include: Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at DB, performance testing the Google IPO, building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood’s biggest hits of the 90s, building multibillion dollar low-latency trading systems and designing technology to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.