What is Bitcoin?

Dr Robert Kirkby discusses Blockchain technology, in particular cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

Spotlight Lecture Series

April 2018

Blockchain technology is one of the most exciting developments in computing in recent years, making cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin possible. Blockchains have also been touted as the key to everything from secure voting procedures to unhackable medical records. But does the media hype match the reality?  Victoria University's Dr Robert Kirkby explains What is Bitcoin?

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