Friday Hacks #149, February 23

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Hi hackers, this week we have Parth Pokar from Maltem who would be talking about Blockchains!

Date/Time: Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm
Venue: The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise
Free pizza is served before the talks.

A Gentle Introduction to Blockchain

Talk Description:

Session 1 (Overview): This session gives an intuition on how Blockchain works. After which we tend to discuss a lot of use cases of Blockchain, various startups around the globe working on interesting Blockchain based solutions, this helps to widen the scope and gives a lot of food for thought.

  • Understanding Basics of Blockchain
  • Bitcoin and ethereum
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization
  • Initial Coin Offering – I.C.O
  • Public vs Private and permissioned Blockchain
  • Use-Cases in various industries.

Session 2 (Technical): In this session, we dive a bit more into how cryptography, mining etc. works. This helps budding developers to understand the potential of Blockchain and means to use it.

  • Cryptography Fundamentals
  • Asymmetric encryption with Public and Private Keys
  • What is mining and how does it work?
  • Distributed File System
  • Architecture of Decentralized Application (DApp)

Speaker Profile

Parth Pokar is a lead Blockchain Consultant at Maltem’s Innovation Lab. In the past 2 years, Parth has delivered Blockchain projects in energy trading, assessment of digital assets and more. Parth brings in a good overview on the Blockchain technology and the challenges of The Smart Economy.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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