Event: Bitcoin: How and why


Tuesday 27th November 2018, 7 pm- 8:00 pm

BCS. headquarter.
The Chartered Institute for IT. The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA


For this event there is no need of registration

Talk Abstract

Using Bitcoin as an illustrative example, this talk will review some of the key requirements and design decisions in major cryptocurrencies. The talk will cover questions such as: How competitive mining works and why it is necessary; how blockchains are different from centralised databases and why they cannot replace each other.

Speaker’s Info

Dr. Thein Tun Loakthar is the Lead Developer at the blockchain company LIFELabs.io and is a Lecturer at the Open University.

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