Last Date: 15-02-2018
Recently blockchain has become the buzzword for disruptive innovation with great potential to change our economy, culture and society. As a specific distributed database technology, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data – once recorded; the data in a block cannot be altered retroactively. This prominent feature of blockchain is well known after the success of its early digital crypto currency applications known as Bitcoin. Nowadays more and more innovative applications are using blockchain to explore many new innovative digital financial applications and various decentralized applications that eliminate the need for 3rd party intermediaries, such as identity management, credit management, distrusted/public/shared ledger, crowd-funding, P2P insurance, smart contracts, supply chain management, online voting, medical records etc.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
· Better understand blockchain technology and its implication to security;
· Analyze and evaluate the current status of blockchain technology and its maturity;
· Discuss security and privacy aspects related to blockchain applications;
· Examine means for extending on-line trust using blockchain technologies;
Provide a platform to share findings and for dialogue on policy and regulatory implications of blockchain between enterprises working on blockchain applications and regulators from various industrial-/economic sectors;
What is a Blockchain?
Distributed Ledger – Blockchain
Sample Transaction: How transaction gets executed & distributed?
Security: Why Blockchain is More Secure
· Blockchain: Smart Contracts
· How Blockchain can be Hacked
· Can I setup my Own Blockchain i.e private blockchain
How does Bitcoin work?
What makes Bitcoin different?
How secure are your Bitcoins?
How anonymous are Bitcoin users?
What determines the price of Bitcoins?
The Role of Bitcoin Miners
On the future of Bitcoin mining
Sending and Receiving bitcoins
Trading in bitcoins
Can cryptocurrencies be regulated?
Bitcoin Virtual Field trip
What might the future hold?
Financial Service Regulators, Policymakers, Mobile Network Operators, Digital Financial Service/Platform Providers, participants working in E-security.