11th December 2018, University of Edinburgh

Get ready for smart contracts on Cardano, the third-generation blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Public day of presentations and debate with IOHK’s scientists and engineers about Plutus, the programming platform for smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain and Marlowe, the simple smart contracts language for financiers – free entry.

Charles Hoskinson, IOHK chief executive, and Professor Philip Wadler, team leader for programming language development, will lead this day of presentations and debate about Plutus, the smart contracts programming platform for IOHK’s Cardano blockchain. Sessions will introduce Marlowe, the financial smart contracts language designed to be used by financiers; the Plutus Playground for testing code; and Meadow, a web-based tool that helps create and test Marlowe smart contracts.

The event is hosted by Professor Aggelos Kiayias, IOHK’s chief scientist and head of Edinburgh University’s Blockchain Technology Laboratory.

This is your chance to meet leading members of the team delivering access to smart contracts on Cardano, the third-generation blockchain developed by IOHK, and a secure platform for the world of cryptocurrencies. The day will be of interest to blockchain programmers, professionals working in financial services and financial technology, academics and students, members of the public interested in cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

Other speakers include:

Together, Plutus and Marlowe will bring the rigour and safety of functional programming to smart contracts on Cardano.

These experts will be taking questions as part of their presentations. IOHK’s scientists and engineers want you to become involved in the future development of Cardano, to share ideas and collaborate.


Charles Hoskinson

CEO and co-founder at IOHK

Aggelos Kiayias

IOHK chief scientist

Philip Wadler

Senior research fellow at IOHK

Manuel Chakravarty

Language architect at IOHK

Duncan Coutts

IOHK director of engineering

Rebecca Valentine

Team Plutus Manager

Pablo Lamela

Research fellow, IOHK

Jann Müller

IOHK functional compilers engineer

Michael Peyton-Jones

IOHK functional compilers engineer

Roman Kireev

IOHK functional compilers engineer

Alexander Nemish

IOHK functional compilers engineer

Simon Thompson

Professor of logic and computation

James Chapman

Senior Haskell developer (prototyping)