Tech Tuesday with Sectra: Are blockchains really useful?

Mar 5
12:00-13:00

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have had a remarkable growth in the last decade. Even more interesting, however, is the blockchain, the technology that makes cryptocurrencies tick. Without having to trust a third party, peers can transfer money, write self-enforcing digital contracts, run applications, and much more. But the blockchain is controversial as it requires huge amounts of energy and is often part of criminal investigations into money laundering and illicit drugs trade.

Jonathan Jogenfors, Research Manager at Sectra Communications and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University will show what the blockchain technology can and (more importantly!) can’t do. In addition, he will discuss the threat of quantum computers to both cryptocurrencies and the Internet.

Schedule

12.00 Lunch is served
12.15 Time for the seminar
13.00 Head back to work

Tech Tuesday is a collaboration between Science Park Mjärdevi and some of the leading companies in the park. At each event, the arranging company presents an inspiring technology, innovation or application. A great way to stay up to date on both advanced technological development and what happens at the companies in the park.