Public Lectures Unveiling Math (PLUM)

Mathematics in Blockchain

Speaker(s): Dmitry Vagner (Polygon Zero)
There's a lot of buzz around the blockchain space these days. Behind that buzz is a new technology built atop a variety of interesting concepts from many different fields within mathematics and computer science. In this talk, we will go through a precise definition of what a blockchain *is*, the mathematical concepts that make it work, the various kinds of blockchains e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the future horizons of how mathematics is helping improve these technologies.

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