Exploring Blockchain Technology

Speaker:  Aswani Kumar Cherukuri – Vellore, India
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy


Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that maintains verifiable records with protection against malicious modifications and with Byzantine fault tolerance.   This distributed ledger records only those transactions that are verified and validated by the nodes in the network.  Details of such transactions are recorded into blocks and all the blocks are cryptographically connected creating a massive Blockchain. Blocks are created through the consensus among the nodes in distributed network.  The main advantage of the Blockchain technology is elimination of the need for trusted third parties as the copies of the chain are replicated among the different interested nodes in the network. This distributed ledger is immutable, scalable and open.  Considering the rapid growth in the interest on Blockchain applications and understanding its potential, Blockchain technology is regarded as a most significant innovation pan Internet.  

This lecture provides a detailed understanding on Blockchain Technology, underlying cryptographic primitives, data structures involved, different types of Blockchains, architectures, consensus algorithms, forks, applications, trends & issues.  While exploring the potential of Blockchain as a transformative technology, this lecture also address the common myths that are raised due to the hype created across this exciting technology.  

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  50 - 60
Duration:  75 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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