Monday 19th September, 2011
3:30pm to 4:20pm
Financial innovation is no longer off-limits to the common developer! Bitcoin is by far the most successful attempt at a decentralized digital commodity/currency to date. With all the buzz about bitcoin recently (Forbes, NPR, SmartMoney, etc), it’s easy to talk about what bitcoin “should” or “shouldn’t” be, but us geeks really want to focus on what bitcoin actually is, and also what it is not. What long standing problems has bitcoin potentially solved? How is it designed to withstand the test of time and (hacker) talent? How does it work?
Bitcoin is literally giving the traditional financial sector a “run for its money,” providing a solid foundation for nearly endless innovation. In this presentation we will dive into the elegant architecture behind bitcoin along with some of the economic elements that keep it ticking.
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