Another great meetup coming up! This time we have a special guest speaker - Dr Nicolas T. Courtois, who will talk about mining Bitcoins - how it used to be, how does it look like now and what to expect in the future. It's shaping up to be the most interesting meetup so far, so make sure to save the date and bring your friends!
Dr Nicolas T. Courtois is a cryptologist and code breaker. He is a frequently cited author in cryptography with more than 50 regular publications and more than 3800 citations. He has 9 patents on industrial cryptography. He specializes in defeating the security of cryptography used by millions of people every day. For example the "Courtois Dark side attack" is very widely used by hackers in London, Warsaw and elsewhere in order to extract cryptographic keys from public transport and building smart cards. In March 2013 the UCL university team lead by N. Courtois have won the UK "University Cipher Champion" award.