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Wed, Feb 15
Understanding Blockchain


Tech Briefings are free sessions on technology topics that are of general interest to the Stanford community. No Registration is required.

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Feb 15

Understanding Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin's improbable rise to fame

Join us for an exploration of the mechanics of blockchain technology. From consensus algorithms to Merkel trees, this hands-on briefing will explore the use cases of blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies.

University IT Platform Architect Mo Balaa will illustrate the potential of smart-contracts, multi-party authenticity schemes, and the benefits of private / consortium blockchain networks.

The briefing will conclude with a hands on demonstration of deploying/interacting with a smart contract on the Ethereum network.

Note: It is recommended you bring your laptop for this session.

Mo Balaa, University IT Platform Architect


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