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Bitcoin, Blockchain & Beyond

By Roger Wattenhofer
Location Bloomfield 100
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Wednesday 15 November 2017, 10:30 - 11:30

I will first give a short introduction to the Bitcoin system, explaining some of the basics such as transactions and the blockchain. In particular, I will discuss Bitcoin's eventual consistency, and the related problems of double spending and transaction malleability. In the main part of my talk, I will discuss some interesting technical aspects in more detail, with a focus on scalability. In particular I will talk about duplex micropayment channels and payment networks.