Decentralized Payments with Bitcoin

Decentralized Payments with Bitcoin
Adrian Macneil @Coinbase

Decentralized Payments with Bitcoin

So you've heard of Bitcoin, a global digital currency with an avid following, and a wildly fluctuating price. But the real power of Bitcoin stems from its underlying decentralized ledger, the blockchain.

In this talk, Adrian will take a deep dive into the blockchain, and look at how transactions are generated and broadcast in a completely trustless peer-to-peer network. He will discuss what role miners play in this network, and whether the blockchain network could exist independent of the Bitcoin currency. Finally, he will look at some of the potential future applications of Bitcoin and the blockchain, including sidechains and decentralized asset tracking.

Adrian Macneil is Director of Engineering at Coinbase, the largest bitcoin company in the world. Originally from New Zealand, Adrian has previously been involved with several e-commerce and payments startups, and has seen first hand the difficulties faced by companies looking to innovate using the current financial networks. Adrian moved to the US in early 2014, and has since helped Coinbase grow from 5 to 20 engineers, and launch in 19 countries and 22 languages. In his spare time, Adrian can be found traveling, snowboarding, and spreading the word of bitcoin.

The talk begins at 7pm.
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272 People Attending

Wed, December 03, 2014 (meetup over)
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM


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