Blockchain and Web3 Technologies

Web3 is a convergence of key technologies including blockchain, crypto assets, different aspects of artificial intelligence, and mixed realities to improve user experience.

We offer consulting services up to and including blockchain software specification, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for professional bodies and executive training to organisations who are considering blockchain and Web3 technologies as a tool for process improvement, or simply want to understand what lies ahead in order to make effective decisions.

Kate can call on additional expertise to realise every stage of your project, She works alongside software developers Greenlord Studios and is a member of Endava's Technology Advisory Community and of the Syndika Web3 and AI syndicate.

Kate is very pro-active, VERY knowledgeable and definitely cutting edge. A pleasure to work with.

Consulting for Innovation and Growth

Web3 technologies are emerging as tools for transformation in every sector of society and industry. Using the right blockchain in the right way, for example, can reduce administrative burdens, improve trust in your products, services, systems and processes, and future proof your competitiveness in a global market.

Kate draws on three decades of business experience and knowledge of financial, security and regulatory requirements. Services include:

Exploring the potential of Web3 technologies and the metaverse for your business

Considering your business case for blockchain adoption

Analysing your process flows, user profiles and data structure

Scoping blockchain system development specifications

Executive Training and Workshops

One-to-one or small group sessions with decision makers, C-Suite, and Board. These can be focused on a single technology, building an understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency that can aid informed decision-making, or can address the wider convergence of Web3 technologies. Choose from:

A 1hr introductory presentation and Q&A tailored to your industry

A 3 hr workshop on process improvement and building trust with consumers and stakeholders.

board report on Now, Next and Future strategies for transformation and growth.

CPD Delivery - Emerging Technologies

Kate delivers Continuing Professional Development for a number of financial, legal and technical institutes and service providers. Formats range from conference keynotes to writing and recording full online course materials. Kate lectures at Teesside University in both the International Business School and the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital technologies and is experienced in disseminating knowledge in a structured and professional way.

How did Blockchain begin?

Blockchain began life as the system underpinning Bitcoin, the world's first decentralised currency. Bitcoin was thirty years in the making, starting with the work of cryptographers such as Ralph Merkle and David Chaum in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It evolved alongside credit cards and digital payment systems like PayPal. In the 1990s the Crypto Anarchist movement and the Cypher Punks started to look at how peer to peer payments and contracts might work, in other words payments or contracts that could be trusted without the involvement of a central authority (like a bank or even a government).

On 31st October 2008, "Satoshi Nakamoto" published a short paper entitled "Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System." The first Bitcoin was created on 3rd January 2009.