Creating A More Trusted Future by Building a society on Blockchain: Tokenisation, Anonymisation and Merkle Trees
Bill Buchanan OBE is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. In 2018 he received an “Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange” at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. One of his most recent achievements is the creation of a Blockchain Identify Lab and which is one of the first of its type in the world, and has significant industry funding.
Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security at Edinburgh Napier University and The Cyber Academy (http://thecyberacademy.org). His main research focus is around information sharing, IoT, e-Health, threat analysis, cryptography, and triage within digital forensics. This has led to several World-wide patents, and in three highly successful spin-out companies: Zonefox (zonefox.com); Symphonic Software (www.symphonicsoft.com/); and Cyan Forensics (cyanforensics.com).
Established in 2017, The British Blockchain Association (BBA) is the most powerful voice in the UK blockchain industry. It is a not-for-profit, membership funded, organisation that promotes the comprehensive adoption of Blockchain technology and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) across the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and globally.
The BBA is an advocate for both industry and education. It is the leading UK association for blockchain and DLT technologies. It is also home to the Journal of British Blockchain Association (JBBA), Europe’s first peer reviewed research journal on Blockchain and DLT ecosystems. The BBA Student Forum is the Student wing of the BBA and is responsible for the voice of Blockchain within Academia.
The BBA promotes the interests of its members through common interest groups and the BBA Advisory Board strives to make the UK the leading nation in adoption of Blockchain/DLT to bring tangible, real world impact with economic sustainability.
Our founding members and advisors are internationally recognised thought-leaders and cutting edge organisations drawn from the worlds intersecting the Blockchain/DLT ecosystem. The BBA connects policymakers, blockchain engineers, venture capitalists and visionaries to advance the understanding, acceptance and application of blockchain/DLT technologies.