Scotchain18 – not another blockchain event


Scotchain will once again be hosted at RBS Gogarburn in Edinburgh on 8th November and will ensure its not just another Blockchain event by tough talking on the challenges faced by industry in the race to embrace distributed ledger technologies.

MBN Solutions have proudly announced the line-up for their annual, not for profit, Blockchain event which will once again be hosted by RBS Gogarburn in Edinburgh. Unlike many Blockchain events which seem focused on the hype and hyperbole, MBN and Spiritus pride themselves in bringing Scotchain to life to help tackle the challenges and focus on the reality of how Blockchain can disrupt industry and bring about a step change in embracing disruptive innovation.

Susan Ramonat, Chief Executive of Spiritus Partners and event co- organiser said, “Each year, this event attracts some of the best speakers globally and this year is no exception. Scotchain always attracts world-class speakers, entrepreneurs and organisations who've got a 'sleeves rolled up' mindset. They'll talk about what's real and what's actually happening. They also won't pull punches about the hard challenges remaining to be tackled for blockchain to deliver value - to make good on its promise of transforming key elements of how enterprises, government, academia, and the third sector operate.”

Scotchain 18 will see this year’s event evolve to tackle challenging issues of how to get the most from this exciting and disruptive technology.

Chairman of MBN Solutions, Paul Forrest said “Attending Blockchain and practitioner events can be a lottery as the agenda often exposes much of the audience to little more than a Blockchain ‘shop window’. Scotchain refuses to follow suit with a genuine desire to cut through the hype and hyperbole by assembling the world’s leading authorities on Blockchain and building an audience led agenda. With a focus on answering real questions about how to embrace such technologies, Scotchain will equip participants with valuable insight from those with genuine experience of bringing Blockchain solutions to the market.”

This year’s event will facilitate a deeper understanding of what Blockchain enables and supports - how it complements and extends the value of other disruptive technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT, that are rapidly transforming our lives and society, and the extent of the regulatory environment in which it operates.

Kent Mackenzie, Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Leader for Fintech and RegTech stated, “The growth in interest and applicability of blockchain technology has gathered a huge amount of momentum over the last few years, with practical examples of this type of technology being used across a range of sectors from healthcare, to distribution, to financial services. This year I am particularly interested to explore the perspective regulators and policy makers are forming to ensure we set out a responsible yet conducive framework to allow more innovation to occur, but in a way that looks after the interests of the consumer and the end-user.”

Scotchain promises to be a gamechanger covering topics and subject matter ignored by most other events. With an agenda designed to challenge current knowledge and thinking and a panel session intended to provide deep insight, Scotchain 2018 is this year’s must attend Blockchain event.

Michael Young, Chief Executive of MBN Solutions said “Our event is open to all no matter what level of prior knowledge you have or from whatever sector you work in. As in previous years, there will be a healthy degree of networking and knowledge exchange between participants from across a range of sectors including fintech, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing or energy; the arts, travel, tourism and entertainment. Whether you work in a hugely commercial business, the public sector, academia or a third sector venture, you will find something for you with our carefully assembled agenda.”

​Previous Scotchain events have showcased knowledge, success and engagement with Blockchain at a level rarely seen elsewhere. MBN believe much of this is due to the vibrant and thriving Blockchain and Data Science communities that exists in Scotland. With Scotland leading the way in this exciting disruptive technology, this event will extend the notion that Scotland is a genuine contender for the title of ‘World Class Centre of Excellence’ when it comes to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies.
Scotchain 2018 will take place on the 8thNovember at RBS Gogarburn, Edinburgh. For more details visit
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