Blockchain in Plain English
Blockchain technology has been touted as the backbone of the new Internet. The potential disruptive nature of this technology behooves us, as government officials or GIS/IT professionals, to understand its technical constructs, its transformative implications as well as its current limitations.
After introducing the key concepts and the ecosystem of blockchain, the presenters will lead the audience in building a blockchain from newspapers. Hashing and mining are demonstrated along with comparisons to centralized constructs.