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Here is a list of past presentations at ICCH. The most recent presentation is at the top. Click on each listing to reveal more information below, including the speaker, presentation description and to access recordings.

Note: Effort has been made to ensure that the information on each presentation is accurate and up-to-date. To suggest a correction please contact the ICCH webmaster Patrick Hayes at info@cryptologichistory.org.

Presentation:

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptography

Speaker(s):
Open meeting: No speakers assigned.
Date & time (UTC/GMT):
August 22, 2021 5:00 PM
Description:

"Imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin." While this description of Bitcoin misses the mark, it still strikes a little too close to home. This talk will explore the application of cryptography to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Many explanations of this technology cover the “how” but omit the “why”. To that end, this presentation will first provide a solid theoretical basis to understand these technologies by exploring classic computer science problems, politics, history, and economics, and then use these to illustrate how blockchain and proof-of-work presents a viable solution while also employing a unique decentralized trust model that has the potential to change the very nature of global financial systems.

Page last updated:

October 30, 2021

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Speakers
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Archived Presentations

Here is a list of past presentations at ICCH. The most recent presentation is at the top. Click on each listing to reveal more information below, including the speaker, as well as the presentation date and description. Presentation recordings are available separately, in the ICCH File Drive.

To view upcoming ICCH presentations, click here.

Note: Effort has been made to ensure that the information on each presentation is accurate and up-to-date. To suggest a correction please contact the ICCH webmaster Patrick Hayes at info@cryptologichistory.org.

Presentation:

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptography

Speaker(s):
Open meeting: No speakers assigned.
Date & time (UTC/GMT):
August 22, 2021 5:00 PM
Description:

"Imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin." While this description of Bitcoin misses the mark, it still strikes a little too close to home. This talk will explore the application of cryptography to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Many explanations of this technology cover the “how” but omit the “why”. To that end, this presentation will first provide a solid theoretical basis to understand these technologies by exploring classic computer science problems, politics, history, and economics, and then use these to illustrate how blockchain and proof-of-work presents a viable solution while also employing a unique decentralized trust model that has the potential to change the very nature of global financial systems.

Page last updated:

October 30, 2021

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