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Free Public Lecture: Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology
December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This free public lecture provides information about Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, and the blockchain technology that underlies them.
Beginning from the foundations of what currency means in an abstract sense, in 2 hours this talk will provide an accessible tour of the evolution of currency from a medium of exchange through promissory notes and the gold standard through fiat currency.
Using real world currencies as a comparison, cryptocurrencies will then be discussed, from scarcity produced by the mathematical “mining” operations to secure transactions to recent advances allowing venture capital through initial coin offerings to blockchain enforced “smart contracts”.