Adam Back: How to Scale Bitcoin Securely

Date: November 08, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Garage Society, 19/F, 199 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
(Short walk from Exit A2, Sheung Wan)


Adam Back (Blockstream)

A question for the Bitcoin ecosystem is: how do we support the next billion bitcoin users? This talk will be about the ecosystem topics of decentralization and security trade-offs in scaling bitcoin for the short, medium & long term with this objective. Including best practices for efficiency, fees and describing work happening in the ecosystem on layer1 and layer2. Separately, you’ll also hear an update on Blockstream’s bitcoin satellite service.

Dr. Adam Back is the inventor of hashcash (used in Bitcoin mining) and co-founder and CEO of Blockstream. Adam has worked on e-cash protocols since 1995. He was an architect and cryptographer at Zero-Knowledge Systems, and a consultant to companies such as Nokia and VMware. Adam holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Exeter.

This is a free event. Due to limited capacity, please make sure to RSVP!

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