Pollinator: Trust, Provenance and Blockchain – impacts and opportunities for agriculture

The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR

24 April, 2018

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Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are, according to reports, poised to transform the financial industry, providing a secure global footprint of transactions and records. How could blockchain technologies help farmers and growers cut down on red tape, make record keeping easier and help them demonstrate regulatory compliance, audit trails and food provenance? Could so-called “smart contracts” and distributed ledger technology make procurement of on-farm goods and services easier and cheaper, and potentially revolutionise the sale of land and holdings? This is an opportunity to learn “Blockchain 101” and begin to prepare your agri-business for a new way to manage money.

This event is for anyone interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies and how agricultural products or services could be delivered using new virtual currencies and smart contracts. If you sell to farmers, agronomists or distributors, if you keep farm records around livestock, input applications or machinery protocols, then this is your chance to find out how new tech could change your business.


Our speaker line-up will feature some of the UK’s leaders in blockchain technology, including Map of Agriculture‘s Forbes Elworthy, PwC‘s Director of Assurance and Transformation Patrick Spens, and Marcus de Wilde, Enterprise Lead at Applied Blockchain.

Booking & Cost:

This event is FREE for members of Agri-Tech East, and £35 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

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Basis CPD points will be available for attendees of this event. Click to book now.

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Pollinators are Agri-Tech East’s regular network meetings. We want to ignite discussions between participants rather than lecture, with people from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, or entrepreneur, come along and join in!

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