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.
The talk is available in the following formats: slides (pdf), video and audio (mp3).
The audio is available under the following terms:
Bitcoin talk in Haifux by Meni Rosenfeld by Meni Rosenfeld and Haifux members is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://haifux.org/lectures/292/.
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 in January.
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