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JAX 2015 Session

Neal Ford on Cryptocurrency: Implementation and Implications

JAX Editorial Team

Bitcoin has generated a lot of both negative and positive buzz, but it’s important to differentiate between the different aspects of cryptocurrency: the algorithm, the commodity, and the implications.

This session takes a deep dive on the design and implementation of the proof of work algorithm at the heart of most cryptocurrencies, along with details of how difficult it is to spoof, how transactions work, what happens when all the coins have been mined, and other practical considerations.

neal fordNeal Ford is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, magazine articles, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of eight books spanning a variety of subjects and technologies, including the most recent Presentation Patterns and Functional Thinking. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 300 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 2000 presentations. Check out his web site at nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

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