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            <td>TALK: Tuesday 02-07-2017 Silvio Micali: ALGORAND: The
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      <pre>Silvio Micali: ALGORAND: The True Public Ledger
Seminar Series: Theory of Computation (TOC) 2017
Speaker: Silvio Micali, MIT

Host: Aleksander Madry

 
Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Refreshments Time: 3:45 PM
Location: Patil/Kiva G449

ABSTRACT

A public ledger is a tamperproof sequence of data that can be read and augmented by everyone. Shared public ledgers stand to revolutionize the way a democratic society operates. They secure all kinds of traditional transactions –such as payments, asset transfers, titling– in the exact order in which they occur; and enable totally new transactions ---such as cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. They can remove intermediaries and usher in a new paradigm for trust. As currently implemented, however, public ledgers cannot achieve their enormous potential.

Algorand is a quite alternative, truly democratic, and very efficient way to implement a public ledger. Unlike prior implementations based on proof of work, it requires a negligible amount of computation, and generates a transaction history that will not “fork” with overwhelmingly high probability.


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