We thank a lot Emmanuelle Anceaume (CNRS/IRISA) who will give the second keynote on “A primer on blockchain technology and the bitcoin cryptocurrency”
There is a lot of excitement about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency system presented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 in his white paper
“Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer ElectronicCash System“, October 2008, http://nakamotoinstitute.org/bitcoin/
It seems that there is significant confusion about what Bitcoin is and how it works. During this talk, I will present the ingredients that makes Bitcoin what it is. How financial transactions are created? How money is mint? Why the blockchain is an immutable, unfalsifiable public ledger? Why double spending attacks cannot happen in Bitcoin?
Emmanuelle Anceaume received her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University (Paris XI) for her work on dependable systems. After that she spent one year at Cornell University (NY) to work on asynchronous algorithms. She then got a permanent position at CNRS / IRISA, and currently makes her research in the Cidre project team. Her main research interests focus on dependability, communication, reputation mechanisms, and more generaly on fault-tolerant distributed algorithms.