Trick or Treat?: Bitcoin for Non-Believers, Cryptocurrencies for Cypherpunks

David Evans
DC-Area Crypto Day
Johns Hopkins University
30 October 2015

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This (non-research) talk will start with a tutorial introduction to cryptocurrencies and how bitcoin works (and doesn't work) today. We'll touch on some of the legal, policy, and business aspects of bitcoin and discuss some potential research opportunities in cryptocurrencies.


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