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Dimos Raptis on the original Bitcoin paper by Satoshi Nakamoto

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The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row, London, SE1 2LH · London

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Dimos Raptis ( presents the original "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" paper by Satoshi Nakamoto.

Download the paper here:


It's been now 10 years since the genesis of Bitcoin, which has given birth to many more protocols and technologies, while also helping establish blockchain as a technological concept. In this talk, we'll celebrate its birthday, by going through the initial paper by Satoshi Nakamoto. We will explain the main principles behind the idea, explain the basic design decisions and implementation details and how it deals with several problems. We will conclude the session by looking back at history and retrospecting on the implications of some of these design decisions.

The Speaker

Dimos has an MEng in Eletrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc in Software Engineering from Imperial College London. Currently, he's working as a Software Engineer in London. His main areas of passion are distributed systems, clean & elegant software and testing, but this list keeps growing alarmingly. You can tweet him at:


We meet at ZPG ( offices near Tower Bridge ( with the following schedule:

• 6.30pm: networking, pizza and drinks.
• 7:00pm: presentation starts

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