„Blockchain for beginners – how technology can change your businesses“ – under this slogan, the Blockchain event took place on 30 May at Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The Albert-Schäfer-Saal was very well filled with over 50 company representatives. After Christine Stumpf, Vice-President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the guests, Dr. Ingo Fiedler explained the basics of blockchain technology in a simple and understandable way.

Building on the common understanding of the technology, three presentations of use cases followed, which generated great interest among the participants. Martin Schreck explained the use of the Ethereum blockchain for hotel management at TUI Group. Sebastian Beyer and Ralf von Rahden reported on the CERTIVATION service, it was implemented with the help of CHAINSTEP and manages the authenticity of certificates on the blockchain. In the third presentation Claus Sprave from LichtBlick SE reported on the use of Blockchain in process optimization in the energy market.

These examples formed a good basis for CHAINSTEP’s presentation. Jan Christoph Ebersbach explained the procedure for introducing Blockchain in companies. In the subsequent exchange, the need for further information was immense. The originally estimated 30 minutes were not sufficient and so the planned time was spontaneously extended by 15 minutes.
It was an all-round successful event. I would be pleased if the important exchange on Blockchain would take place regularly in this context.