Info Tech Speaker Series Guest Lecturer: Sandra Johnson, Ph.D., presents Blockchain: An Overview


11:30 am-12:30 pm
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Reitz Union, Room G320
655 Reitz Union Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611


This talk presents an overview of blockchain, a distributed ledger technology (LT). It includes the specifics of blockchain as the foundation for cryptocurrencies, the emergence of blockchain has a solution for the reconciliation of peer-to-peer transactions (and other interactions) between non-trusted parties, distributed consensus, and other blockchain concepts.

Also discussed are some blockchain implementations, including those for bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), and some of the implemented cryptographic algorithms. Furthermore, discussed are smart contracts, safety and security, and the game-changing potential of blockchain as a new methodology for disintermediating businesses.


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