Title: “Bitcoin and the Blockchain. A new computational perspective on money”
Abstract: Bitcoin and other modern cryptocurrency systems bring forth new paradigms for digital asset transmission and management. To do so they integrate advances from several areas in computer science and build upon decades of progress in the field. Recent research into their inner workings highlights several obstacles that still need to be overcome if they are to reach global adoption levels. The talk will review some of these challenges and survey emerging approaches to overcome them.
Bio: Aviv Zohar is a faculty member at the Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research revolves around the study of multi-agent systems including topics on the border of economics and computer science. Recently he has been studying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and other permissionless distributed ledger systems.