This group is now managed by SIG Blockchain, a blockchain special interest group under the Association for Computing Machinery at UIUC campus.
This is group is for anyone interested in distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchains, cryptography, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps) cryptocurrency/tokens, and relevant related subjects). Everyone is welcome! We will meet once a month and will have an educational component as well as a discussion component at our meetups. Join if you seek to learn about this industry and have a great time!
This month we are lucky to hear from Patrick McCorry, who is an Associate Professor from King's College London with expertise in cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, and has done numerous presentations as well as numerous publications.
Patrick will be presenting from London, beginning at 12PM sharp, so please arrive early.
Patrick's old page while a Research Associate at the University College London:
Patrick's current page as Associate Professor at KCL:
Interesting presentations of Patrick's:
1) "A Smart Contract for Boardroom Voting with Privacy"
(accompanying paper --> https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/110.pdf)
2) "Sprites and state channels: payment networks that go faster than lightning"
(accompanying paper --> https://arxiv.org/pdf/1702.05812)
Please RSVP on our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Champaign-Blockchain-Meetup/events/264139800/.
If you have questions, or need accomodations for this event, please contact Cathy McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org.