Quanta team members went to London as part of the London Fintech week to share information about Quanta and help spread knowledge and enthusiasm about the breakthrough blockchain lottery.
Fintech Week 2017 brought over 1000 conference delegates from 50 countries and upwards of 5000 participants to London for a series of conferences, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. The aim once again is to unite the world of Fintech in the world’s financial capital to enhance the dialog between established multi-nationals, innovation firms, disruptive start-ups, governments, media and investors. Each of the conference’s five days was dedicated to a different topic such as cryptofinance, FS and insurance and capital markets. In a sign of the technology’s importance, the fourth day was devoted to blockchain and cybersecurity.
Quanta made its presence known in the main speaking hall as well as at an exhibition booth. Quanta Chief Regulatory Officer, Adam Vaziri spoke to a full crowd on a panel titled “Is Blockchain/DLT Ready for Mainstream” along with Adi Ben Ari, Founder of Applied Blockchain, Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger, and the Director of Fintech & Digital Banking at PwC, Ajit Triapathi. The group spoke about the benefits that the technology can provide for industries and people all over the world, as well as the means and challenges to having it reach everyday lives. Vaziri discussed in particular how the technology isn’t ideal for subverting regulation, but rather enhancing and improving it.
Representatives from the Quanta team also had a booth to talk with people from within the industry and without, experts and novices. Members of the marketing team and a core engineer presented a working beta of the lottery and answered questions about its technology, features and future. People seem eager to witness Quanta bridge the gap between the strict regulations of the lottery industry and the decentralized blockchain technologies. They were especially interested to learn about how the system’s random number generation (RNG) improves on traditional methods. It was a great opportunity to network with potential players and partners.