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Decoding Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Platform

Facebook has been making headlines again, this time through its development of a new blockchain-based financial services platform named Libra. There’s a lot of hype, confusion and misinformation surrounding this new system; today we’re going to cut through all of that and discover exactly what Libra is (and some of what it isn’t). Includes a demo of the Libra testnet and a sneak peak at the state of smart contracts on the Libra blockchain.

Phoenix Zerin has been developing and architecting software applications for nearly 15 years, most notably completing a 5-year stint as a digital nomad in South America. He has created or been a significant contributor to 25 open-source projects in active use, most notably PyOTA (the Python library for the IOTA cryptocurrency) and Filters (data validation and pipelines made easy!). Also, he really likes cat emojis. A lot. You’ve been warned

Please note this will start promptly at 5.15pm (Phoenix has to catch a plane) afterwards.

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Date:
Aug 26
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Victoria University of Wellington
139 Vivian Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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BlockchainNZ
Website:
blockchain.org.nz