After the success of the first ForDigital Blockchain Workshop in 2017, the second edition exceeded our expectations as well. Once again, we were able to welcome an international audience of 30 researchers and practitioners in Karlsruhe. With a focus on “Scalability & Privacy” this year’s workshop featured invited talks on “Off-Chain Scaling” by Florian Tschorsch (TU Berlin), “Standardized Ricardian Contracts for Blockchain Technology” by Dennis Knochenwefel (Reportix GmbH), “Sharding PoW-based Blockchains via Proofs of Knowledge” by Frederik Armknecht (University of Mannheim), and “Towards Scalable and Private Industrial Blockchains” by Ghassan Karame (NEC Labs). In total, the 2nd ForDigital Blockchain workshop was a great opportunity for interdisciplinary researchers and innovative practitioners to discuss limitations and challenges, solution concepts, and the economic potential of blockchain technology.
2. ForDigital Blockchain Workshop