Meet the researchers: Treasure in the Blockchain

BRONZA members (L-R): Kade Morton, Security Consultant, Deloittes; Alex Sims, Associate Professor of Commercial Law, Auckland University; Warwick McNaughton, Deputy Electoral Officer, Auckland Council; Steve Reeves, Professor of Computer Sciences, Waikato University; Michael Delgrosso, Election Services.

Waikato University Computer Science Professor Steve Reeves heads up a 2017 SfTI SEED project examining how the distributed ledger technology Blockchain will impact New Zealand, and can best be used to protect our interests.

Believed to be the first such group in this country, Professor Reeves with assistance from SfTI, recently set up the Blockchain Researchers of New Zealand Aotearoa (BRONZA) group which aims to allow researchers and stakeholders interested in Blockchain to discuss current issues and potential directions.
BRONZA goals include:

  • ensuring public and NZ interests are prioritised in Blockchain development
  • fostering of academia-based NZ Blockchain projects 
  • lobbying for Government engagement with Blockchain
  • increasing public understanding of Blockchain

Photograph shows BRONZA members (L-R): Kade Morton, Security Consultant, Deloittes; Alex Sims, Associate Professor of Commercial Law, Auckland University; Warwick McNaughton, Deputy Electoral Officer, Auckland Council; Steve Reeves, Professor of Computer Sciences, Waikato University; Michael Delgrosso, Election Services.

SfTI Vision Mātauranga Theme leader Dr Te Taka Keegan, and SfTI Capacity Development Advisor, Dr Willy-John Martin, also attended the meeting.

Date posted: 05/03/2018

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