In his address, Mr Fitzgerald assessed the prospects for the development of blockchain in Ireland, as well as its application in the financial domain and global development. He focused on the current state of both the business and regulatory landscape, and how this is likely to affect the development of the technology here.
At the Euro Summit today, Friday 29 June, Leaders of Eurozone countries will discuss the proposed programme of limited reforms agreed by Germany and France at a recent bilateral meeting. It is important for countries such as Ireland to understand changes in the approach of both countries to EMU reform since the crisis.
The panel discuseds blockchain, how it works and the potential it holds to disrupt many existing internet products and services. They also discussed the opportunities and threats arising out of this, particularly in relation to data privacy and the future of the data driven business model of the internet.