How to build DApps - Blockchain Technical Workshop - 16Sep

Event Info

Fri 16 Sep, 2016 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
Guoman Tower Hotel, London
St Katherine's Way, St Katherine Docks, near Tower Hill Station
London, E1W1LD, UK
Cost: GBP150


This is Part 2 of our Blockchain Workshop Series and a continuation of  Distributed Ledgers & Smart Contracts - Technical Workshop on 5 September

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Technical Workshop on Building DApps on Blockchain

In continued tradition of our stupendously successful Fintech Storm Series


Genius Incubator Presents 


Building DApps - Decentralised Applications  -

A Full Day Technical Workshop for Blockchain Developers  


16 September 2016 Friday

Enlightening, Thought-Provoking, Inspirational


What will you do this summer to boost your skills and wealth-creation ability ?


So What is a DApp?

A decentralised application (DApp) or a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) is a company or service that isn't controlled by any single individual, board or other central entity.

See some examples of DApps here 

DApps are the outcome of Blockchain. When you agree that Blockchain's potential on the modern digital economy is huge, the potential will be realised through millions of DApps. 

Imagine how the Smart Phone changed our lives, with the App Store encourage inventors to come up with a myriad of Apps from GAming & ENtretainment to Productivity Enhancing to Google Maps, Uber etc. Some ultra successful compnaies of the modern economy started and remain as Apps - INstgram, Uber etc. 

So let's welcome DApps! If you want to leverage blockchain, you have got to imagine and create a DApp.

You have gulped down reams of reports, digested hours of talks by Blockchain experts and think you get "Satoshi's plan".

But, you are not sure how to create a decentralised application!

You have had enough of theory, and now you want deep practical knowledge.

Come, lets get-together with other aspiring DApp developers and get building DApps..



You have come to the right place!

Fintech Storm is committed to excellence in knowledge-sharing, training, networking and building the eco-system of next generation wealth-creators around the globe!


We have recognised Blockchain as the next big thing that will create the most employment and highest paying jobs of the next decade and chosen Blockchain as one of our focus areas for training in Europe & India. 


DApps 101 - A Technical Workshop for Developers

We have invited the most talented developers in Blockchain to give practical training to other developers.

Register here:


Time : 9:00am to 6:00pm 15 September 2016

Lunch: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Guoman Tower Hotel (TBC)

St Katherine's Way, London, E1W1LD

2 min walk from Tower Hill and 5 min walk from Aldgate Station 


Topics Covered 

- What is a DApp and How to build DApps on Ethereum ? 

  - Some examples of DApps 

  - How to develop decentralised applications using Solidity programming language

  • Contract classes, Functions and conditionals
  • Inheritance & abstract contracts
  • Types & Optimisation
  • Global Variables
  • Debugging

  - Demo of several real-life Ethereum-based projects 

  • What does the data structure look like?
  • How do Smart Contracts work?
  • What is the Ethereum Virtual Machine?

  - The DApp ecosystem  

  • The Ethereum ecosystem, DApps and DAOs
  • What is Mist and how does it work?
  • What is Ether, an account, a Faucet?
  • Compile, deploy and instantiate contracts
  • Configuring, running and working with the go-ethereum client


Trainer 1

Mark Simpson, Distinguished Engineer, Royal Bank of Scotland

Mark 'Bart' Simpson is a software engineer with over 20 years of development experience in the financial industry. He has designed and built algorithmic trading, portfolio trading, trade processing, reference data, market data, risk, cash management, clearing and data distribution systems. He has built systems using JavaScript, C#, C++, Java, kotlin, Python, Go, SQL, Assembler and even COBOL! He currently works at RBS in the Innovation Engineering Department where his current focus is building financial solutions on distributed ledger technology. He has worked primarily with Ethereum, Hyperledger and Corda. Mark believes that distributed ledger technology is a game changer for the finance industry, but with this comes a number of challenges that we must overcome.

Trainer 2

Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a full-stack blockchain developer with a passion for the internet of value.   

  Dr Dimitri De Jonghe co-invented SPOOL, one of the first protocols for intellectual property on the bitcoin blockchain. Having traversed the engineering space from the electron level at analog nanometer transistors to cloud platforms, Dimitri has in-depth knowledge about:

SPICE, VHDL, assembly, micro-C, C, C++, Java, Python, NodeJS, Javascript ES6, Postgres, MongoDB, Decentralized and distributed systems, PAXOS, RAFT, cryptography and so on. After finishing his PhD on applied machine learning to micro-electronics, he co-founded 2 startups in the machine-learning space. 

  Currently, Dimitri is working as a full-stack engineer on BigchainDB, merging big data with blockchain. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a protocol for connecting blockchains. Here he works on the core protocol and co-developed cryptoconditions, a verifiable alternative to smart contracts.

Workshop Guest Speaker Mr Eddy Travia, CEO Coinsilium 

Below is an image of Eddy Travia speaking at Fintech Storm London April 2016

Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and the co-founder & CEO of Coinsilium, the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm. In 2013, following nine years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups, and was recognized a year later as one of the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ in Blockchain along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. Eddy has led investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide including FactomRSK LabsMagnr and SatoshiPay. He is also the co-founder of Block Chain Space, the first blockchain startup accelerator in Europe which launched in February 2016 in Barcelona.


Workshop Co-Host Ms Arifa Khan, CEO Zero Field Labs

Below is a picture from Fintech Storm London Summit July 2016


Arifa Khan is a London based Fintech expert, a seasoned Banking & finance, strategy and operations executive, with over 15 years experience in Investment banking, Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit. She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS, which honed her ability in deal origination, analysing strategic growth maps of companies, leading teams for impeccable execution. She has deep sector expertise in Banking & Financial services & Fintech, operational insights, the business acumen to forge big strategic partnerships. She currently advises Government of India on infrastructure financing.

Arifa has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, USA. She is also mathematically gifted, and has a B.Tech from IIT Madras in Chem Engg. She is a Fintech evangelist. Her profile features in Femtech Leaders. ( ) Here is what Londoners say: (

Arifa's latest project is setting up a Blockchain eco-system in India through a Blockchain Excellence Centre, a Blockchain Startup Accelerator, and a fund for Blockchain Startups

Arifa is Member WhartonUK Club Committee, Founder Europe-India Conclave Series, speaker at ICBI's "Payments International 2015" and an acclaimed painter. Http://



Which companies should showcase at this Forum? 

A DApp

Any company that wants to attract top notch developer talent

Any company that supports the Blockchain eco-system 

Any company that wants to adopt the latest and cutting-edge technology & innovation

Any company that wants to get exposure in European and Indian fintech ecosystem through Fintech Storm's vast networks

A company that wants a platform for dialog with the community of smart contract developers, founders 


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested to learn :

More about the applications of Blockchain

How to benefit from being part of the early ecos-system in Blockchain

How to build a DApp

The latest advances in distributed ledger technologies

How can distributed ledgers solve real word probelms

Technical challenges in coding 

How the applications exist and operate in the real-world 

Typical attendee profile

•     Founders & Entrepreneurs

•     Bitcoin & Blockchain companies that want to showcase at this event

•     Developers

•     Startups looking to hire Blockchain talent

•     Academic Researchers

•     IT professionals and Companies

•     Strategy Consultants

•     Accountants

•     Legal Professionals

•     Financial Professionals, IFA’s

•     Insurance Professionals

•     Brokers, Financial Market Participants 

•     Journalists 

We are committed to creating and connecting the Blockchain Inventor Community in Europe.


Here are some images of our recent workshops in London. Enjoy!

Come join the Blockchain Revolution ! 




Coming Soon!


Blockchain Storm Geneva 30 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

See details at



Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December 2016, New Delhi, India 

If you are an European Tech company or a Blockchain startup looking to make headway into Asian markets or to strike partnerships or to learn to navigate the Banking, Payments & Fintech landscape (India, Singapore, Hongkong, China), mark your calenders for Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December 2016, New Delhi, India and get in touch with Conclave Chair Person Arifa Khan at arifa [dot] khanatgeniusincubator [dot] com to reserve your spot in the European delegation going to India! See details of our previous Europe-India Conclave 2015 at



Our friends at EtherCamp are announcing a Virtual Hackathon ($50K prize) and Stepher D. Taylor will make a brief introduction to the Hackathon at our 5 Sep event.  We thank Coinscrum for outreach support. 

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Our friends at EtherCamp are announcing a Virtual Hackathon ($50K prize) and Stepher D. Taylor will make a brief introduction to the Hackathon at our 5 Sep event.  We thank Coinscrum for outreach support. 

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You can join the Slack group at


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