Speaker: Ali Aydın Selçuk

 Title: Bitcoin & Blockchain - A Technical Introduction

 Date: 27 November 2018, Tuesday

 Time: 16:00

 Place: SCI 103

 Host: Alptekin Küpçü


 Bitcoin and its underlying technology, the blockchain, have been some
of the most remarkable technological trends of the past few years. In
this talk, I will give an introduction to what a blockchain is and how
Bitcoin works. I will explain concepts like proof of work and Bitcoin
mining. I will discuss scalability and privacy issues in Bitcoin. I
will also summarize some of the more recent trends in this area of


 Prof. Dr. Ali Aydın Selçuk has been a faculty member at TOBB ETÜ,
Department of Computer Engineering since 2013. He received his B.S.

and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical
University, in 1993, and from Bilkent University, in 1995,
respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 2001. He worked at RSA
Data Security, Novell Networks, and Purdue University, Network Systems
Lab, during and after his Ph.D. He was a faculty member at Bilkent
University between 2002-2013. He received the "Distinguished Teaching
Award" from Bilkent University in 2008. Dr. Selçuk has acted as a
consultant on cryptography and information security for several
government institutions and private corporations in Turkey.

Blockchain: A Technical Introduction Seminar