18. Januar 2019 - 18:00 bis 20:00
The Future of Privacy with Beam | Carnegie Mellon University | Freitag, 18. Januar 2019
Distributed ledger technologies (similar to Bitcoin) have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in VC money. The ability to transfer wealth to anyone in the world without an intermediary through a decentralized ecosystem of trust, has been described by many as the greatest innovation of our time. However, just like the Internet - we must grow and continue to invent as better solutions and projects emerge.
Mimblewimble is a protocol that was proposed by an anonymous user in a Bitcoin developer forum. The developer left an air of mystery and a link detailing his thoughts on how he could improve Bitcoin through privacy and scalability upgrades. The paper evolved and a few groups of prominent developers picked up where the paper left off, ultimately forming the 2 major implementations of Mimblewimble: 1) Beam 2) Grin. Carnegie Mellon's own Giulia Fanti has been critical in these developments with her protocol, Dandelion, which enhances security and prevents confidentiality attacks.
Come join us on Friday, January 18 in Hamburg Hall A301 at 6pm to learn more about Mimblewimble and Beam! Chipotle, pizza, and T-shirts will be provided.
Also - we're hiring! Come say hi if you're interested in a career in the blockchain space.