Fall 2015

Bitcoin's Incentive Structure

Friday, November 20th, 2015, 10:40 am11:20 am

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Bitcoin's departure from traditional banking and money transmitting models make it one of the most disruptive and daring economic experiments of our time. Behind the scenes, the system which offers payments to nodes that support the currency, is ruled by the resulting incentives. I will overview the interaction between the protocol and different aspects of its underlying incentive scheme. In particular, I will present areas where improvements are needed, and where AGT can (hopefully) help.
(The talk will be self-contained, and no prior knowledge of the Bitcoin protocol will be assumed)
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