(Workshop) 12/12 2016
2 - 5 pm
@ Hardenbergstr. 33, Raum 115
The Materiality of Bitcoin
Mick Halsband, Elad Verbin
What is bitcoin? What is blockchain? Let’s look under the hood and see what this machine is made of. In the workshop, we will examine the building blocks of cryptographic systems, e.g. simulation-based security, zero knowledge, one-way functions and others. We will also play with real-world metaphors for these concepts, translating them into tangible objects.
Elad Verbin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University. He is an amateur futurologist, and works in data science, predictive modeling, and blockchain-based social change. In academia, he has worked on randomized algorithms and on computational impossibility results
Mick Halsband is an engineer, researcher and writer. He is interested in the intersections of media, philosophy, technology, science and economy. In the tech industry, he had worked on mobile devices, flight simulators, computer vision for cinematography and applied data science and machine learning for trading algorithms, amongst others.