Bitcoin is the world's first decentralized digital currency. Powered by a peer-to-peer network of computers running free software, it was created as an alternative to the existing monetary system in an attempt to offer people more autonomy over their finances and ease of transaction.
In this talk, we will give a broad overview of the Bitcoin system and describe its motivation and its current status. We will then explain the open cryptographic protocol in its foundation and how it works to enable Bitcoin's features.
Other local Bitcoin events:
A bitcoin meetup
is planned for late February in Haifa.
Dorit Ron will present her work with Adi Shamir on "Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph" in ceclub