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Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies

In its series of events this Spring semester, the Department of Computer Science at Saida campus organized a seminar on on Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies given by Mr. Ousama Hatoum. The seminar took place on Tuesday May 8 at Saida Campus.

The speaker discussed the technologies behind Blockchain technology and how it can be implemented to create cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications. The speaker stressed on the fact that blockchains can be used to create decentralized applications that could implement e-governments in a secure and transparent way. As for digital currency, the advantages over flat currencies where given.

The main topics that where discussed are listed below:
∙ Blockchain concept and applications
∙ Public and private key encryption
∙ Cryptocurrencies
∙ Future applications