Blockchain and Its Applications.
Presented by Prof Willy Susilo
Blockchain is a distributed database shared and protected by many parties. Records can be added to the database but whenever new record is encrypted and linked to a previous record, all records are permanently immutable. Blockchain has gained popularity due to the very successful innovation of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto.
In this talk, we will revisit the notion of blockchain to understand what it is, and why this is becoming an important notion for many forthcoming applications. We will touch the basic construction of blockchain, and discuss several other applications in addition to cryptocurrencies. Promising applications include Internet of Things, stock exchange, supply chain, etc. but are they the next killer applications of blockchain?
This presentation will be occurring Thursday 20 September 2018 l 2.00 – 3.00pm l SMART, Bldg 6, Room 105.