SAGE Center Lecture by Emin Gün Sirer: “Bitcoin and the Promise, the Limits, and the Future of Electronic Money”
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Emin Gün Sirer, hacker and Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University, will speak on Bitcoin and the future of banking. Dr. Sirer is a self-proclaimed “Bitcoin fan.” He has worked to improve Bitcoin in a variety of ways and, with Ittay Eyal, co-authored a “Selfish Mining” paper, which showed that some commonly held folk theorems about Bitcoin were false, and that the network needed at least two-thirds of the participants to be honest. He is the founder of the blog http://hackingdistributed.com/.