Seminar: Trust and Taonga: might blockchain be a good way to preserve cultural treasure?
27th Mar 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
Presenter/Speaker: Professor Steve Reeves, Department of Computer Science
This seminar first introduces the underlying ideas behind, and then some properties of, blockchain. We will include a little history so that we can see where the idea came from—it’s a synthesis of some quite old work!
We will then look at a few current uses for blockchain, and perhaps mention a few things it probably should not be used for (since it’s perhaps just fashionable overkill).
Finally we will look at the aims of the SfTI project that I’m (slowly) working on, and see why it might turn out to be an interesting use of blockchain.