Blockchain Symposium 2018

Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

20. – 21.09.2018 | Darmstadt, Germany

Organizers: Prof. Sebastian Faust and Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, both TU Darmstadt; Prof. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Co-organized by CROSSING and CAST e.V.

Location: Hochschulstraße 1 (S1|03), Altes Hauptgebäude, Raum 283, Wilhelm-Köhler-Saal, Darmstadt


Decentralized Blockchain technology and its manifold applications such as smart contracts and cryptocurrencies are intensively discussed in industry and academia. Although decentralization has many advantages such as being more resilient to cyberattacks and offering fair distribution of revenues, the further adoption of blockchain technology faces fundamental challenges including poor scalability and security vulnerabilities with potentially fatal consequences, but also economic and legal questions related to emerging applications and technology transfer, for example, in the domain of Internet of Things (IoT).

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