April 12, 2013
The protocol is very elegant and many things fit together "just right"
Bitcoin is already facing scalability issues, issues with fast transaction approval, and in my opinion will face problems with the incentives built in to the protocol
I am currently engaged in academic research related to Bitcoin. I'm currently working on microeconomic incentive issues related to the protocol and I am interested in macro-economic questions as well.
I'm a researcher (and lecturer) at the School of Engineering and Computer Science in the Hebrew University. I research issues on the border of computer science and economics / social sciences.