After the talk about homomorphic encryption last time, this time we'll once again look at useful cryptography: ring signatures. These form the backbone of Monero, a cryptocurrency with strong privacy. After Metropolis this kind of cryptography will also be possible on Ethereum.
In addition in the beginning I will talk about the ENS (Ethereum Name Service) and its upcoming (re)launch on the mainnet. To conclude the evening Matthias will talk about the origins of Dogecoin.
This is a joint event with the Dogecoin austria meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Dogecoin-Austria-Meetup/) and the recently created Monero Austria (https://www.meetup.com/Monero-Austria/) meetup group.
• ENS (http://ens.readthedocs.io/en/latest/) Relaunch
ENS (http://ens.readthedocs.io) is a decentralised name service built on top of ethereum. Following a failed launch of the .eth registrar a few weeks ago, it is now ready for relaunch on the main net.
In this talk I'll briefly talk about what ENS can do and how it works.
• Justin Ehrenhofer: Privacy with Monero (https://getmonero.org)
Justin will talk about how Monero (https://getmonero.org) achieves privacy and its roadmap.
Justin has been active in the Monero community for the past two years. Although he is not a developer for the project, he has contributed heavily on StackExchange and with the Monero mining community. He is a president of the University of Minnesota's Cryptocurrency Club, and he has spoken about Monero at several other meetups. Justin is studying finance and management information systems.
• Matthias Tarasiewicz: Origins of Dogecoin
Matthias will talk about the origin story behind Dogecoin and the (somewhat forgotten) cryptocurrencies that lead up to it (geistgeld, tenebrix, ltc).