美国斯坦福大学（SLAC Stanford University, USA） Bebo White 教授学术报告通知
撰稿人：Saqib Ali 发布时间：2018年3月15日 16:00
题目: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (observations, status, impact and future)
报告人: Bebo White教授，美国斯坦福大学（SLAC Stanford University, USA）
It has been almost a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto wrote the original description of Bitcoin and Blockchain. Probably not since the birth of the World Wide Web has a paper generated so much discussion in the technology world. Bitcoin, and the other cryptocurrencies that followed, and Blockchain, its supporting platform, has its fair share of fervent supporters and vehement detractors who have engaged in lively and meaningful discourse. This talk will bypass the technical details of how the Bitcoin eco-system operates and instead focus on its social, business, and technical implications for the future. It will discuss how systems such as the Ethereum platform have added powerful functionalities such as smart contracts and ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). Finally, it will examine the legacy of Blockchain/Distributed Ledger technologies and how they might lead to a future re-thinking of network systems.
Bebo White (Distinguished Speaker, ACM) is currently a Departmental Associate (Emeritus Professor) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the basic energy science and high-energy physics laboratory operated by Stanford University. Prior to retirement he worked at SLAC as a Computational Physicist and Senior Computing Information Systems Analyst. He is also a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. While his initial responsibilities at SLAC were in computational physics, in recent years Professor White's work has been dominated by his involvement with World Wide Web technology. He first became involved with WWW development while on sabbatical at CERN in 1989 and was instrumental in establishing the first non-European Web site at SLAC in 1991. Professor White has lectured and spoken internationally to academic and commercial audiences. He is the author of eight books and over one hundred journal/proceedings articles. In addition, he has been actively involved with the planning and execution of five major international conference series: The International World Wide Web Conference, The International Conference on Web Engineering, The IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet, The International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, and The Web Science Conference. His current research interests include The Internet of Things, Cybercurrencies/Bitcoin and Blockchain, The Future of User Interaction Design, and Social Media in Education.