On Thursday 6 October I gave an introductory lecture on blockchains. In the first half I covered the history of blockchains, provided a brief simple overview of what constitutes a blockchain, and presented a potential use case involving the tracking of heavy mining equipment and ensuring compliance with environmental and safety legislation through smart contracts and blockchain audits. In the second half I dived into the cryptographic concepts underpinning blockchains, and reviewed some of the more popular open blockchains available, such as Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth Lake.
The event was well attended and I received a lot of positive feedback, which was encouraging. Thank you to all those who attended!
Pdf files of the slides are available here:
Slides of the presentation with a voice-over track are available from this YouTube playlist link, or you can watch the individual presentations below.