Past

Older Bitcoin Seminars and Talks at UCL:

THUR 10 Sept 2015,
Birkbeck B30, WC1E 7HX, near Gower str.
16:00-17:00 Centrally banked cryptocurrencies: details
.Dr. Sarah Meiklejohn, UCL 
THUR 8 Oct 2015,
Birkbeck B30, WC1E 7HX, near Gower str.
16:00-17:00 Mixing and Anonymous Transactions in Bitcoin (cf. paper).
Dr. Henrik Ziegeldorf, Aachen University 
THUR 9 Jul 2015,
Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT
11:00-13:00 Consensus algorithms, blockchain technology and bitcoin
recent book by the speaker. Video recording of the talk.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, bitcoin evangelist and former UCL student 
THUR 2 Jul 2015
MPEB1.04
17:30-19:00 Guangyan, Song (PHD candidate) will present some software for bitcoin blockchain explorations.
Then Dr Nicolas Courtois will speak on ECDSA and bitcoin elliptic curve. cf. slides on ECCs and some overview slides on bitcoin storage and more slides on bitcoin key management.
-Nicolas Courtois, UCL 
Thur 23 April 15
Roberts 110,
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
17:00-19:00 Crypto Currency Price Stability,
cf. slides and also here on pegging
and also on blockchain finance
Roberts Sams, Founder and CEO Clearmatics,
see here on p. 4
THUR 26 Feb 15 2015
MPEB1.03
16:00-17:00 UCL ACE Seminar series: Dr Nicolas Courtois will speak on ECDSA and bitcoin thefts followed be A SECOND SEMINAR by Dr Luca De Feo on elliptic curves and graphs formed by their morphisms.
Topics:  A paper on ECDSA bad randoms and bitcoin, some overview slides and slides about bitcoin key management.
-Nicolas Courtois, UCL 
Thur 18 December 14
Roberts 106, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
18:00-20:00 Bad Random Events in the Bitcoin Blockchain
Topics: Recent events, how to steal 100,000 USD.
-Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 13 November 14
Roberts 110
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
16:00-18:00 UCL ACE seminar: EMV and bitcoin
Topics: Attacks on EMV bank cards, gateways interfacing EMV with bitcoin
Mike Bond, Cryptomathic, Denmark
Monday 10 November 14
Malet Place Eng 1.20
Torrington Place, WC1E 7J
18:00-19:30 Bitcoin Digital Currency for Beginners,
part of UCL Digifest festival. Slides
Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 6 November
Engineering Front Suite 104
Torrington Place, WC1E 7J
18:00-20:00 Bitcoin ECDSA Key Management
Topics: Security of BIP 032
Nicolas Courtois, UCL
FRIDAY 31 October
Malet Place Eng 1.02
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
16h-18:00 Bitcoin contracts – digital economy without lawyers?
Topics: cf. video and these slides.
Dr. Stefan Dziembowski (bioUni of Warsaw
Thur 23 October
Rockefeller G15
21 University st., WC1E 6DE
18:00-20:00 How to Steal ALL the Bitcoins in Cold Storage
Topics: Bad Randoms ECDSA, HD Wallets, BIP032 (new powerful attacks on bitcoin systems)
Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 16 October
Malet Place Eng 1.02
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
17h-19h Bitcoin Anonymity
Topics: Tracing Bitcoin Activity
paper, live video
Dr. Sarah Meiklejohn, UCL
Thur 2 October
Foster 233
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
18:00-20:00 Bitcoin Storage
Topics: Hardware Wallets, BIP032
(slides)
Guangyan Song, UCL
Thur 25 Septembre
Foster 219
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
16:00-18:00 Bitcoin
Topics: Bitcoin Adoption and Anthroplogy
(slides will be posted later, his blog)
Lui Smyth, CoinJar and UCL
Thur 18 Septembre
MPEB 6.12
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
16:00-18:00 UCL ACE seminar:PKI talk
Topics: PoliCert: Highly Resilient PKI,
Prof. Adrian Perrig, ETH Zurich, UCL
MONDAY 8 Septembre
MPEB 6.12
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
16:00-18:00 UCL ACE seminar:Contactless Credit Card Fraud
Topics: Harvesting attacks on EMV contactless payment, Martin Emms, Newcastle University
Thur 4 Septembre
MPEB 6.12
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
16:00-18:00 UCL ACE seminar:Advanced ECC Attacks
Topics: Elliptic Curves, Discrete Log, Attacks
Christophe Petit, UCL
Thur 28 August
NO SEMINAR
17:00-19:00
NO SEMINAR
Thur 21 August
Roberts 110
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
17:00-19:00 Bitcoin
Topics: Bitcoin
Yang Jiahui and Di Wang, Yang Bingning, UCL
Thur 14 August
Roberts 106
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
17:00-19:00 Bitcoin
Topics: Pooled Mining Stratum,
Zhouyixing Wang, , UCL
Thur 24 July 14
Roberts 110
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
17:00-19:00 Bitcoin
Topics: TBA
Jingxian Luo, UCL, his later thesisslides.
Thur 17 July 14
Rockefeller 333
21 University st. WC1E 6DE
12:00-14:00 Miner Attacks
Topics: selfish m., 2ble-spend, 51%, displacement etc.
Yongxing Chen, UCL, slides
Thur 10 July 14
Foster Court 233
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00-14:00 Need for Speed
Topics: Fast transactions,
block withholding, slide 166,
Joseph Attueyi, Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 3 July 14
Foster Court 233
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00-14:00 Bitcoin Adoption
Topics: payment and adoption
Qihang Yu, Xue Pan, Congyi Li, UCL
Thur 19 June 14
UCL Maths 505
25 Gordon Street Maths WC1H 0AY
12:00-14:30 Altcoins
Topics: comparison, monetary policies
Olly Wasser [altcoinspeculation.com]   and
Yiteng Zhang: later thesis/slides [UCL]
Thur 12 June 14
Foster Court 130
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00-14:00 Making Bitcoin Price More Stable
Adaptive Elastic Monetary Supply:
Method 1+2Method 2
Roberts Sams, Founder and CEO, Kryptonomic LTD
Thur 05 June 14
Roberts 422
Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
12:00 Evolution of Electronic Trading
Topics: Bitcoin vs. equities trading etc.
(slides presented)
Pinar Emirdag, Hupomone Labs, London, UK
Thur 01 May 14
Gordon sq. (16-18) 101
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00-14:00 Bitcoin Double Spending Attacks
Topics: Bitcoin economics, Altcoins, Dogecoin
(extended slides)
Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 24 April 14
Chadwick B05 LT
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00 How To Make Bitcoin More Anonymous
Topics: Bitcoin, Zerocoin, ZK, Mixing
(slides)
George Danezis, University College London
Thur 24 April 14
Roberts 110
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
18:00!!!! Double Spending Attacks and Elliptic Curves
Topics: Litecoin, Dogecoin, Double Spending, ECC Cryptography
Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 10 April 14
UCL Darwin B05
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00 Bitcoin Mining in a SAT solving framework
Topics: Bitcoin Mining, formal coding, SAT Solvers
(slides)
Jonathan Heusser, PhD, Data Scientist at Lyst, London
Thur 10 April 14
Roberts 105a
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
18:00!!!! Digital Signatures in BitcoinTransactions, Signatures ,
ECCs
Nicolas Courtois, UCL
Thur 03 April 14
Foster Court 112
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00 Mining in Practice
Topics: Mining profitability
(slides)Nikola Tchouparov, BerkTec Consulting Ltd
Thur 27 March 14
Wilkins Gustave Tuck LT
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00 Is Bitcoin Money
Topics: What is money? What is a currency? .
(slides)Nadav Rosenberg, General Manager Europe at Taboola
Thur 20 March 14
UCL Darwin B05
Gower street, WC1E 6BT
12:00 Bitcoin (continued)
Topics: Signatures, attacks
(bitcoin signatures)Nicolas T. Courtois, University College London
Thur 30 Jan 14
Chandler G10, Wakefield street
UCL Chandler house, WC1N 1PF
13:20 Bitcoin Regulation
Topics: Legal status of bitcoin in various contries, EU e-money directive
Adam Vaziri, Director Diacle Ltd, member of the Neopay GroupShort summary of the talk
Thur 30 Jan 14
Chandler G10, Wakefield street
UCL Chandler house, WC1N 1PF
12:00 Introduction to Bitcoin
Topics: About this seminar, what is Bitcoin?, who runs bitcoin?, is it money?
Nicolas T. Courtois, University College London
(slides)
14 Sept 2013
Roberts, Torrington pl. WC1E 7JE
12:00-15:00 “Analysis of Bitcoin Transaction Flows to Reveal Usage and Geographic Patterns”, M.Sc. thesis/presentation/more,
Shiva Bissessar, University College London and Pinaka tech.
8 June 2013
12h-15h, South Wing G14 Committee Room,
UCL WC1E 6BT
13:00-15:00 Intorduction to Bitcoin
Topics: Crypto currency in practice
Nicolas Courtois, University College London

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