Past Meetup

Bitcoin Special Lecture - Politics and Bitcoin

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Google Campus TLV (26th floor)

Electra Tower, 98 Yigal Alon · Tel Aviv-Yafo

How to find us

Floor 26, Large lecture hall (on the left of Campus TLV reception area)

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18:30-19:00 - Gathering and refreshments
19:00-20:15 - Politics and Bitcoin (Peter Todd)
20:15-22:00 - Free discussion

Most cryptography is guaranteed by extremely strong math, so strong that we can confidently make statements like "all the world's supercomputers could not break a modern encryption algorithm". Bitcoin on the other hand is made secure by something not unlike majority rule, enforced by economic incentives.

This is a much weaker guarantee and introduces politics into the protocol. In this talk, we explain both why that is the case, and how that impacts Bitcoin development now, and in the future.

The talk will be given in English, by our special guest, Peter Todd - Mastercoin chief scientist and Bitcoin core developer.

We would like to start the lecture at 19:00 sharp, so please make an effort to arrive on time, taking traffic into account. From 18:30 you'll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and socialize.

As always, the talk will be recorded for those of us who can't attend.

Parking is recommended at the nearby Azrieli Center (7 minutes walk, about 12 NIS for the entire night).