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Public secret communication and decentralized digital currency, are concepts that can definitely sound antagonistic and maybe even utopic. Are you curious to hear more about using digital money and protecting privacy online? Join us for a Pint of Science and Technology!
Mathematical Cryptography: from Number Theory to Quantum Computers
Monica Nevins (Professor, University of Ottawa)
Cryptography is the science of secret communication, and it is essential to our modern economy --- from online banking to any electronic purchase. Mathematical cryptography began in the 1970s with the brilliant resolution of the paradox: how can you share a secret in public? Let’s explore what’s protecting your private communications today, and what the emergence of quantum computers will mean for tomorrow.
A Brief Introduction to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Beyond
Carlisle Adams (Professor, University of Ottawa)
This talk will give an introduction to Bitcoin, focusing on the underlying technology (Blockchain) upon which it is built. We will also touch on why Blockchain has captured the imagination of many different sectors, where it is being explored for uses far outside the realm of cryptocurrency.