Symposium: Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

20.09.2018 13:00-21.09.2018 16:45

Symposium: Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

20. – 21.09.2018 | Darmstadt, Deutschland

The goal of this symposium is to address these interdisciplinary challenges with some of the leading experts on blockchain technology from both academia and industry.

Blockchain Symposium 2018
Picture: System Security Lab

Organizers:

  • Prof. Sebastian Faust and Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
  • Prof. Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Claudia Prediger, CAST e.V.

Location: Hochschulstraße 1 (S1|03), Altes Hauptgebäude, Raum 283, Wilhelm-Köhler-Saal, Darmstadt

Abstract

Decentralized Blockchain technology and its manifold applications such as smart contracts and cryptocurrencies are intensively discussed in industry and academia. Although decentralization has many advantages such as being more resilient to cyberattacks and offering fair distribution of revenues, the further adoption of blockchain technology faces fundamental challenges including poor scalability and security vulnerabilities with potentially fatal consequences, but also economic and legal questions related to emerging applications and technology transfer, for example, in the domain of Internet of Things (IoT).

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