Public Conference : ‘Blockchain – New Frontier for Freedom, Tech and Investment’

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An exciting half day meeting on Blockchain will be held by Hibernia Forum on Friday 27 April in the head office of international company Taxback on 14 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. It will be held from 9.30am to 1pm, with coffee gathering at 9am.

The idea is to focus on the humanitarian potential of this great new innovation, but also on the business and investment opportunities. The event, entitled ‘Blockchain – a new frontier for freedom, tech and investment’, is free but early booking is essential and advised.

Blockchain is a fast-changing tech phenomenon which has the potential to transform the way work and transactions are conducted in numerous areas of human, social and business activity. It is especially exciting area for libertarians and free market advocates but also for all these who are interested in how rapidly evolving tech is shaping our future.

Speakers include :

Julio Alejandro, public speaker and founder of three blockchain companies 


Mai Santamaria, Senior Financial Adviser, Department of Finance with speciality in crypto and blockchain  

Mai heads the team that recently produced an Irish Government paper on this


Philip Saunders, Irish tech innovator based in Malta.


Fiona Delaney, creator of Origin Chain, a blockchain project recently shortlisted for French Tech Ireland award.


Jeffrey Peel

Jeffrey Peel, Quadriga Consulting and developer of blockchain business workshops.

Video here of a Jeff masterclass (password: quadrigamc) with presentations from Diego Zuluaga of the IEA and Daniel Lacalle, Libertarian economist:


Philip Kinlen, specialist at AIB on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Background in applied maths, previously worked for investment banks in Hong Kong, Tokyo and London.


It would be great if you could join us on Friday, April 27, in what should be a most interesting and informative discussion on this dynamic area.

To reserve a seat, please email : 

Proposed schedule

9.00-9.30am – coffee and mingling

9.30am – Welcome from Joanna Murphy, CEO Connect Ireland

9.35am – Opening remarks by Eamon Delaney, Hibernia Forum

1st session, 9.40 am – 11.10 

International challenges : the development and future of blockchain

Julio Alejandro 9.40 – 10.10 –  The European and global scene

Philip Saunders 10.15 – 10.45  The Zone Protocol: Mapping the world on Ethereum

Fiona Delaney 10.45- 11.05   Origin Chain: a case study and specific start up

Coffee Break 11.05 – 11.30

2nd session, 11.35 to 12.45 pm.

The response of Government and banking, and investment possibilities.

Mai Santamaria 11.35– 11.55

Philip Kinlen 12.00- 12.20

Jeffrey Peel, 12.25-12.45

Further audience questions 12.45- 1pm

Finish, and adjourn for lunch