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Calvin Ayre: London Blockchain Conference will showcase real blockchain utility

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The London Blockchain Conference is about allowing people using enterprise scaling blockchains to solve real-world problems to converge, network, learn and chart the way forward: This is the message from Calvin Ayre, the producer of the three-day event.

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Ayre was at the VIP media preview dinner for the upcoming conference, which brought together tech thought leaders and influencers, innovators, and the media for a taste of what’s to come. CoinGeek Backstage reporter Becky Liggero caught up with the entrepreneur on the sidelines of the event to talk blockchain utility, exciting innovations within the blockchain space, and the upcoming conference.

“Crypto should get out of the way and let blockchain solve real problems,” Ayre stated. 

For over a decade, BTC and ‘crypto’ have been the face of blockchain despite having no utility in the real world. It’s time for the world to look past crypto and discover the real utility of the underlying technology, he added.

The London Blockchain Conference is born out of the popular CoinGeek Conferences held in ZurichNew YorkDubai, and other cities. Under its new brand, the event focuses on bringing government and enterprise applications to the blockchain.

The invite-only preview event was held at Searcys at the Gherkin in London. Guests got a chance to meet, interact, and network with some of the industry thought leaders led by nChain chief scientist Dr. Craig Wright. They were also treated to a four-course tasting menu by Michelin star chef Ollie Dabbous. The twist: the key ingredients on their plates could be tracked from source to plate with Gate2Chain’s Trace application.

“What I like with what the team has done here is they’ve taken a very easy-to-understand application of this technology…you’re not being slammed with a whole bunch of things,” Ayre said.

Ayre also welcomes everyone to the London Blockchain Conference that kicks off on May 31.

“We’re committed to educating about what this technology can do. Come have a look for yourself.”

You can grab your tickets for the conference here or livestream the entire event from the comfort of your home for free via the app.

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