Center for Secure Distributed Ledgers and Contracts

Center for Secure Distributed Ledgers and Contracts

Our Mission

The center for secure distributed ledgers and contracts is an initiative of TU Darmstadt together with strategic industry and academic partners for research and development of distributed ledger technologies and applications.

Our main vision is to develop secure and scalable decentralized blockchain technology using sound scientific methods, and transforming new ideas from proof-of-concepts into real-world systems. The center offers strong expertise in cryptography, IT security, programming languages and distributed systems to build future trustworthy blockchain-based solutions. In addition the center provides consulting and training for the industry. Together with our industry partners we aim for real-world impact in shaping the blockchain ecosystem of tomorrow.

Events

Symposium:

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

Darmstadt, September 20-21, 2018

Participation is by invitation only.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

12:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration & Welcome
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Opening
State Secretary Patrick Burghardt, Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Klaus Löber, European Central Bank
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Martin Diehl, German Central Bank
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Dr. Helge Königs, Daimler
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee break
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Can Blockchains Be Made Better Using Hardware-assisted Consensus?
Prof. N. Asokan, University of Aalto, Helsinki
3:45 pm – 4:15pm Trust and Blockchains – How Much Should we Trust and how Much Should we Distribute?
Prof. Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zürich
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Security of Blockchain Applications
Dr. Manfred Lochter, German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Coffee break
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Panel Discussion
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner & Get together

Friday, September 21, 2018

8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration & Welcome
9:30 am – 10:00 am How Blockchain Technology Can Be Utilized Within The Banking Industry: Case Studies
Michael Spitz, Commerzbank
10:00 am – 10:30 am Nik Scharmann, Bosch
10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Prof. Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw
11:15 am – 11:45 am Prof. Patrick McCorry, King's College London
11:45 am – 12:15 am Heiko Hees, Brainbot
12:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm High Noon For Capital Market Players?
Alexander Höptner, Boerse Stuttgart (Stock Exchange Stuttgart)
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm tba
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm tba
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee break
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm tba
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing remarks