Massimiliano (Max) Sala

Bitcoin: the currency of the future

- 10th June, 2013 -

Aula Magna A101, Polo scientifico e tecnologico " Ferrari" - Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Trento

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Born in 2009, bitcoin is a form of electronic currency that can be exchanged worldwide at no cost and very efficiently. It isn't linked to any state or other organization, but it's handled collectively by the bitcoin network itself. Its security lies mainly in two aspects: - the cryptographic protection of the personal eWallet (bitcoin address) with the use of elliptic-curve public-key cryptography; - the cryptographic protection of the transaction log given by intensive use of hash functions. We will present the most interesting features of this cryptocurrency, including business aspects.

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