Introduction to Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

When: Wed, Sept 20, 8:00pm – 9:30pm, 2017
Where: FutureLab, E-01-B3, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 25 Sold Out
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Join the founders of CoinGecko for a 360 degree overview of the various cyptocurrencies in the market, background of bitcoin, motivation behind its creation, the mechanism behind it using blockchain, how its success has inspired the creation of other cryptocurrencies and other use cases of blockchain. [Sample cryptocurencies:

  • Aurora - Created by Icelanders for Icelanders, given free to all Icelanders as an alternative to bitcoin and the króna. Still being studied by regulators.
  • Litecoin - Fast transaction times compared to Bitcoin; optimized for P2P payments, evens playing field for amateur CPU miners (vs industralized GPUs).
  • Dash - Instant & private transactions (vs bitcoin); comes with coded self-governing, self-funding infrastructure; most active altcoin community.
  • Dogecoin - Started as a joke, designed to be inflationary i.e. decreases in value overtime like fiat currency (vs deflationary bitcoin). top image
  • Lisk - Uses sidechains instead of a single blockchain for speed and scalability, partners with Microsoft for integration into Azure Blockchain.
  • Iota - Need for speed: uses directed acyclic graph (vs blockhain) and ternary computers (vs binary computers).
Note: Calendata picks cryptocurrency events that emphasise the technical removed from the speculative. For a highly readable warning of the latter, check out this NYT article about Dogecoin, which started as a joke and yet reached USD 400M marketcap (now down to USD 90M), and this succinct video by BI. caveat emptor.]

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