The Blockchain is a decentralized cryptographic ledger that gives name to a whole new technology, which is reshaping the way we create, obtain and exchange value.
It has opened up this process, which is exactly what the Internet did with the information, and has achieved this through a complex mix of advanced cryptography, distributed systems and game theory.
Since it is difficult to distinguish the hype from the real radical innovation of savings, payment systems, financial contracts, notarization and digital assets, a deep and honest understanding become even more crucial.
Our Lab is the place where we nurture the strongest community of experts in the field, hence providing enterprises with the skills to understand and use the blockchain technology.
Research team blockchain technologies.
Lightning labs Cofounder
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Third Key Solutions CTO
Bitcoin Core developer
Bitcoin Foundation Italia President
Bitcoin Embassy Montreal
Monero Core Developer
Economist at Bloq
Bitcoin Core Developer
Blockstream Principal Architect
During our 41st Bitcoin Milan Meetup we had as our special guest, Christopher Allen, principal architect at Blockstream, who talked about self-sovereign identity. If you missed it, here you can find the full video.
We are proud to be the Investment Advisor for GDTRE and Club Italia Investimenti 2 in the recent $7M round for Ledger. Gabriele Domenichini, CVO of BHB Network says: “In a world that desperately need data protection, Ledger has been the first to use secure chip technology to protect data and application in a way the user can adopt” For further details, visithere
Read our official statement on proposed “Emergent Consensus” hard fork on here
We are proud of our CVO, Gabriele Domenichini, who talked yesterday at the FED conference about cyber security and blockchain at FED in Milan, for details, go here
40th Milan Bitcoin Meetup: we shared contents, ideas, great projects. We’re growing everytime, thanks to everyone who decided to participate, thanks to our amazing international guests: Paul Stzorc, Peter Todd, Riccardo Spagni and David Vorick. If you have missed it, the full video is here
The 39th bitcoin Milan meetup, took place on February 22nd with Christian Decker, Ph. D, infrastructure Tech Engineer at Blockstream, as our guest. It lasted for around 2 hours (presentation + q&a) and was, perhaps, one of the longest meetup we had: Christian was able to explain us how the Lightning Network works in a generous, clear and deep way.
January Bitcoin Milan Meetup was a night rich of knowledge, insights, developments… and of course, spritz! Our special guests were: Thomas Bertani (CEO Oraclize), Jack Grigg (Zcash Developer) and Mark Erhardt (Coinselection Developer) If you could not be able to attend our meetup, here you can find the video.
We are very excited about the Alpha Release of the Lightning Network Daemon and honored to be quoted among the contributors. For further information: read here
During the BIP001 conference, held in Kiev, our Ceo Giacomo Zucco gave a speech about the top use cases for using blockchain. For more details and to watch the presentation take a look: here
Don’t miss our next Milan meetup on 21st Dec at Copernico: we talked about bitcoin future projects and we celebrated Christmas together! The full video is here
The CTO of Ledger, Nicolas Bacca gave us an energetic and insightful presentation during our monthly meetup about how the hardware wallets operate and showed us the road map of the next steps, improvements, updates and new products. The full video is here
Our CEO Giacomo Zucco spoke, in a panel with the most important Italian blockchain experts, during the conference “salone dei pagamenti: payvolution”. Here’s a brief quote of his speech: “Bitcoin is not a technology innovation and is not an answer to technological limitations. Bitcoin is, indeed, a mix of preexistent technologies that has created a whole new system of economical incentives”.
Giacomo Zucco, our CEO, plus Thomas Bertani and Marco Giglio of Oraclize, were among the mentors of the Chainhack weekend in Dublin organized by Chainsmith. A lot of projects and ideas had circulated, a lot of advises and technical details were given. For more details here
Scaling Bitcoin is over. As well as the last editions, the conference has been the starting point of many discussions that are going to be around in the next months. Don’t miss out the chance to watch (and re-watch again) the presenters’ speeches on: here
Also, we had the honor to host the core and lightning hack days in our office: having the best Bitcoin devs from all over the world sharing their knowledge (as well as pizzas) has been a unique and exciting and unique experience.
In particular, during the hack days, since we, among other discussions, facilitated the discussion about lightning standards and interoperability, the devs involved decided to call the work for future references, the “THE MILAN PROTOCOL”.
The founder of Blockstack, Ryan Shea, has given an impressive presentation during our monthly meetup that has stimulated many questions. If you missed the opportunity to be among us, you can watch everything here
We are very excited, as local supporting organization and sponsor of Scaling Bitcoin 2016, to announce our involvement in the Scaling Bitcoin Week (for more information about Scaling Bitcoin, take a look here)
The conference will take place at Politecnico of Milano on 8th and 9th of October. Unfortunately, the event is sold-out, but you will still be able to participate via the live stream, IRC, and Twitter. Stay tuned!
After the conference, the Core hack days will take place in our office on 10th and 11th of October. The event is reserved for bitcoin expert devs. For more information
Ryan Shea, cofounder of Blockstack, will be our guest in the next meetup. He’ll give a speech on the evening of 10th of October that will be, as always, at Copernico Caffè (Via Copernico 38, Milano). The event schedule is:
Intro to Blockstack
Lightning talks from projects in the blockchain, bitcoin, and decentralized application space
Make sure to confirm your presence here
We had the huge pleasure to have the presence of Matt Corallo, Blockstream cofounder and Core developer, for almost a week at our lab. It has been a very productive and inspiring week. He also gave a public presentation during our monthly meetup about Relay Network and Fiber. You can enjoy the full speech here
Jameson Lopp, Bitgo engineer, joined us at our lab and gave a very stimulating presentation entitled: “Bitgo engineering. Lessons learned”. You can find the full video here
A lot of people came (considering it was 16th of August!), and, since Copernico caffé was closed for the holidays, we had to arrange ourselves for an alternative sushi based dinner.
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