The Cryptographic and Game-Theoretical Fundamentals behind Bitcoin

| 4:00 PM EDT | MC 2034

by Vitalik Buterin. Interested in learning more about Bitcoin, the independent digital cryptographic cash? Then this is the talk for you!

In his talk, Vitalik will cover the cryptographic and game-theory principles behind the currency, including how the issues of double-spending, the "51% attack," and "mining" are addressed, the game-theory incentives to use Bitcoins honestly, and other issues being faced today in practice, such as implementation, attacks, and future scalability.

Refreshments will be provided.