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147 – Sarah Meiklejohn: Anonymity, Central Bank Cryptocurrencies And The Academic View On Bitcoin
Support the show, consider donating: 1MjytrKGNVYkqPfmBKrm3MJzm36vH6m8ZR (http://bit.ly/2bNodUa) With academic research on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies still in its infancy, Sarah Meiklejohn's track record of publications in the area stands out. The UCL computer science professor has explored topics ranging from anonymity in Bitcoin to how a central bank could go about issuing a cryptocurrency. Topics covered included: - What techniques can be used to deanonymize Bitcoin users - How Bitcoin's usage evolved over time - Whether privacy-enhancing overlays in Bitcoin currently work - What a cryptocurrency issued by a central bank could look like - The architecture of RSCoin Links mentioned in this episode: - Sarah Meiklejohn UCL Website: http://bit.ly/2bZ9zvh - Meiklejohn & Orlandi (2015): Privacy-Enhancing Overlays in Bitcoin http://bit.ly/2c2PVwV - Danezis & Meiklejohn (2016): Centrally Banked Cryptocurrencies http://bit.ly/2cC1FvJ - Meiklejohn et al (2016): A Fistful of Bitcoins http://bit.ly/2c2PQJH - EB70 - Michael Gronager: Chainalysis http://bit.ly/2c0BhpV - EB83 - David Andolfatto: Fedcoins and Cryptocurrencies Issued by Central Banks http://bit.ly/1W2Isib Sponsors: - Jaxx: Wallets that Unify the Blockchain Experience Across Devices http://jaxx.io - Ledger Nano: Smart card security for your Bitcoins - Get 10% off your first order when you use the code EPICENTER at http://ledgerwallet.com - Hide.me: Protect your privacy and personal data with a free VPN account at Hide.me/epicenter Show notes: http://epicenter.tv/147 YouTube: http://youtu.be/FONaFZ0yhWA SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/epicenterbitcoin/eb-147 Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sébastien Couture & Meher Roy.
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Sarah Meiklejohn: Blockchains and Transparency TDC16
Sarah Meiklejohn, Computer Science Professor at University College London speaking at TDC16. Clearing the Path for Transparent Technologies In recent years, the trust that society places in opaque centralised systems has been eroding. This talk focuses on settings in which increased transparency is necessary to regain trust, and highlights technological solutions that support transparency (including the ever-hyped "blockchain"), existing efforts to increase transparency, and the need for creative design efforts to bridge the gap between the technology and the end user.
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#215 Elizabeth Rossiello: BitPesa – Building Financial Platforms for Frontier Markets
Support the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg (https://epicenter.tv/tipbtc) BCC: 1M4dvWxjL5N9WniNtatKtxW7RcGV73TQTd (http://epicenter.tv/tipbch) ETH: 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 (https://epicenter.tv/tipeth) The prospect of providing digital cross-border payments for the world's unbanked and underbanked population has always been one of the key use cases for Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies can be seen as a way for people in developing countries to participate in the global financial market by allowing easy cross-border payments, cheap remittance transactions, and simplified lending options. We're pleased to be joined by Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Founder of BitPesa. BitPesa provides companies in frontier markets with the financial infrastructure to facilitate commerce and payments, where traditional financial markets are known to be fractured and expensive. As an early Bitcoin company founded in 2013, BitPesa is now present in a handful of African countries and provides essential financial services to businesses, allowing them to send and collect payments, and perform quick and affordable Forex trades. Topics discussed in this episode: - Elizabeth's journey to Bitcoin and BitPesa - BitPesa's vision and how it compares existing mobile money platforms present in Africa - BitPesa's offering and how it has evolved since the company was founded in 2013 - The primary pain points and barriers to doing business in developing African markets - Foreign exchange markets in Africa - The challenges and opportunities regarding blockchain adoption in African markets - The future of Bitcoin as a payment system Links mentioned in this episode: - BitPesa: http://bitpesa.com - Elizabeth Rossiello Describes How BitPesa Slashes International Payment Fees: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2016/06/15/elizabeth-rossiello-describes-how-bitpesa-slashes-international-payment-fees/#20f138aa2a6d - BitPesa Founder Elizabeth Rossiello Keynotes at ConsenSys' Ethereal Summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdGgR5HgNCk - Elizabeth Rossiello on Twitter: https://twitter.com/e_rossiello Sponsors: - Shapeshift: Buy and sell alt coins instantly and securely without a centralized exchange - http://epicenter.tv/shapeshift Watch or listen, Epicenter is available wherever you get your podcasts. Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sébastien Couture & Meher Roy.
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