As in the previous year, CHAINSTEP had the opportunity to host a Blockchain MasterClass at the IT Strategy Days. The tickets for the 90-minute event, which was deliberately held on a small scale, were quickly sold out. The Blockchain MasterClass of 2019 was divided into three sections:

First, Jan Christoph Ebersbach from CHAINSTEP offered an introduction to the Blockchain technology. He focused on the importance of blockchain for different industries and emphasized the possibility of novel services as well as the importance of data sovereignty. He rounded off his presentation with a short presentation on current blockchain alliances, followed by Professor Dr. Ing. Volker Skwarek from HAW. He placed the importance of blockchain technology in the context of the development of the Internet protocol. He put it in a nutshell: “Blockchain links data with meaning. Blockchain is the Internet of the future.” The listeners were also particularly interested in the explanation of the different Blockchain variants in the second part of his lecture.

Markus Olszok from the Kroschke Group in Ahrensburg gave the third lecture on the “carTRUST” project for which he was responsible. Under the motto “Simply register, manage and sell vehicles online” he presented the idea for carTRUST. The current approval system is not scalable, blockchain and digitization can be the solution to make processes much simpler and faster. Finally there was a short demo of CarTRUST.

The presentations of CHAINSTEP and on  carTRUST you find below. Professor Dr. Ing. Volker Skwarek has not released his presentation. The MasterClass was recorded via video, the video is also linked below.