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30 May - 2 June 2016, Summer School on Blockchain Technologies: From Cryptographic E-cash to Modern Cryptocurrencies, Corfu, Greece

Date: 30 May - 2 June 2016
Location: Corfu, Greece

The rise of Bitcoin and other so-called "cryptocurrencies" has renewed interest in electronic payment systems and raised many research questions, which range from understanding, formalizing, and analyzing the protocols that support the underlying blockchain technology to designing new cryptocurrencies with better security guarantees. There have been a number of relevant papers that have appeared in recent cryptography and security conferences, but the space of research problems is enormous and -- especially with the introduction of more robust blockchain platforms like Ethereum -- is still growing.

This summer school aims to bring together the communities working on cryptocurrencies, cryptographic electronic cash, and distributed consensus. The target audience is anyone (students, researchers, developers, professionals) with an interest in cryptography/security. It is helpful for participants to have a basic knowledge of cryptography but we will make sure to provide an overview of all the necessary cryptographic building blocks; similarly, we expect that the school will be able to educate and motivate even those participants who already work within these research areas.

For more information, see http://bitcoinschool.gr/

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