Issue 115 | Oct-Dec 2018

Tech Talk

Cryptocurrencies Demystified

Blockchain research expert Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena from NUS Computing shed light on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technology during the Tech Talk session held on 20 August.

Assistant Professor Saxena’s research team has created several start-ups including Zilliqa, a public blockchain network that was one of the first Singapore-based blockchain start-ups to achieve immense success.

In the talk, he explained how to make informed judgements on the acceptability and disruptive power of cryptocurrencies. More than 200 alumni, students and staff attended the informative session, and participated enthusiastically in the Q&A segment at the end of the session.

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