Enterprise grade EVM through Hyperledger Besu [ EthCC side event ]

Join us for a special side event during EthCC, organized by Hyperledger Belgium, focusing on enterprise-grade Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) solutions with Hyperledger Besu. This event will highlight the latest developments and practical applications of Hyperledger Besu in the enterprise sector, featuring five insightful talks from leading industry experts.

As the blockchain ecosystem evolves, enterprises are increasingly recognizing the potential of EVM-compatible solutions for developing robust, scalable, and secure applications. Hyperledger Besu, an open-source Ethereum client designed for enterprise use, offers a versatile platform to build and deploy smart contracts with high performance and reliability.

The programme covers a wide range of topics, from the core technology and innovative architectural concepts to real-world use cases and practical implementation strategies. Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding and explore cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of blockchain in the enterprise sector.

18.00 – 18.15 Welcome, Registration & Networking

18.15 – 18.35 Running Hyperledger Besu in the Enterprise: What’s New and What’s Next
Matthew Whitehead, Principal Engineer at Kaleido and Hyperledger Besu Maintainer

Hyperledger Besu has emerged as a preferred runtime for EVM-based financial initiatives worldwide, and in this session we’ll show you why. We’ll cover the technical aspects that make Besu an ideal solution for enterprise chains, its priorities for enterprise use cases, the latest enterprise-focused enhancements, and the enterprise roadmap for Besu in the months ahead.

18.35 – 18.55 Practical Privacy for Enterprise Use Cases on EVM
Jim Zhang, Co-Founder & Head of Protocol at Kaleido

This session covers an open source project that provides a toolkit for building asset tokenization use cases with a range of privacy-preserving technologies, including notary certificates and zero knowledge proofs. The different transaction programming models (account vs. UTXO) will be discussed, with detailed ZKP circuit designs that meet a variety of requirements in enterprise scenarios.

18.55 – 19:15 Merging the diamond proxy and beacon proxy for upgradable, size-unlimited smart contracts
Alberto Molina Arribere, ioBuilders

We tackled deploying upgradable, size-unlimited smart contracts on Hyperledger Besu or EVM-compatible networks. Initially using the diamond proxy pattern (ERC 2535), we faced issues with proxies needing simultaneous updates, increasing transactions.

Learn how we combined the beacon proxy pattern from OpenZeppelin with the diamond proxy concept. This integration allows diamond proxy clones to be managed through a ‘resolver’, storing multiple versions of facets, similar to OpenZeppelin’s beacon. This approach streamlined our smart contract management.

19.15 – 19.35 Europeum: Building a European Blockchain Service Infrastructure on Hyperledger BESU

Daniël Du Seuil, Research Manager Howest Cyber 3 Lab and Belgian representative for the European Blockchain partnership

10 European countries have created a European Digital Infrastructure Consortium (Europeum) to further develop the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI). The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) aims to leverage the power of blockchain for the public good. EBSI is an initiative of the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership and is now in transition towards the EDIC Europeum.

In this session, Howest (EBSI/Europeum node operator for Belgium) will highlight the overall architecture of this network of European nodes and their capabilities for different use cases. We will also showcase how this blockchain infrastructure supports the European Digital Identity Wallet and its decentralized identity approach.

19.35 – 19.55 Alastria
Miguel Angel Calero Fernandéz, Lead of Emerging Technologies at Izertis

Alastria is a national blockchain network in Spain, designed to provide a public-permissioned infrastructure to support blockchain-based applications. It aims to foster a collaborative ecosystem, bringing together businesses, public institutions, and academia to promote digital transformation.

20.00 – 21.15 Networking
Next to the interesting talks, one of the most valuable parts of a Meetup is your presence! Connect with attendees while enjoying tasty fingerfoods and drinks served by Howest.

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