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Open lecture of Marta Piekarska – Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger

2017-11-13
Open lecture of Marta Piekarska – Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger
Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger, will read the lecture in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (03 auditorium) on 15 November 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
 
Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology. She recently received PhD in User-Informed Design of Privacy Tools, while working for one of the hottest Silicon Valley startups, Blockstream, as their Security Architect. Previously, associated with Deutsche Telekom as the Lead Architect on the Future of Mobile Privacy, a collaboration with Mozilla and Deutsche Telekom improving Firefox OS. As a Post-doc, she also teaches and works at Technical University of Berlin. Her technical interests are covered by what she does – user-informed privacy and security, applications of Bitcoin technology beyond cryptocurrency, and lock picking.
 
Marta’s talk will start with an introduction to blockchain history and basics. She will explain what are the technical details that make blockchain technology unique. Participants will learn about hash functions, consensus mechanisms, differences between public and private ledgers and why do we say that Bitcoin is just an application of Blockchain Technology.
 
The class will be fully interactive and audience is encouraged to ask questions throughout the talk.
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