Ben Evans discusses JVM as a platform for building smart contracts

Attention all Java Developers: O’Reilly Book Author Ben Evans comes to Cork.

In this talk, Ben will introduce some fundamentals of cryptocurrency, before diving deep into Java bytecode and classloading, to discuss a new way to make the JVM environment suitable for running ‘smart contracts’. These contracts have applications to distributed cryptographic ledgers, blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Ben will then introduce a real example based on R3’s Corda ledger (part of the Hyperledger project) and discuss some future directions and practical applications.

Developers who are interested in learning more about the JVM’s bytecode and classloading subsystems should attend. No previous knowledge or experience of distributed ledgers, cryptocurrency or blockchains is required.

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Ben Evans

O'Reilly Book Author

Ben is an author, speaker, consultant and educator. He is co-founder of jClarity, a performance tools start-up. He helps to organize the London Java Community and serves on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define new Java standards.

He is a Java Champion, 3-time winner of the JavaOne Rockstar Speaker award and a Java Editor at InfoQ.

Ben is author of “The Well-Grounded Java Developer”, “Java: The Legend”, the new edition of “Java in a Nutshell” and the forthcoming "Optimizing Java". Ben is a regular speaker and educator on topics such as the Java platform, systems architecture, security, performance and concurrency at companies and conferences all over the world.