Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Location: CME Building at 30 S. Wacker Drive, 22nd Floor. Chicago, IL 60606. Enter from the Wacker/Monroe entrance and register at the security desk as Guest of Commonwealth Capital LLC.
Topic: Demystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Speaker: David Kalat is an information scientist and a testifying expert in electronic evidence, data privacy, data analytics, and information security. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA), an Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), a licensed private detective, and a non-fiction author. He leads the Chicago digital forensics lab for BRG’s Global Investigations and Strategic Intelligence practice group.
CPE Credit: 1 CPE
Public Transportation: 3-4 blocks from the Union Station; 2-3 blocks from the Washington/Wells Brown Line stop and about 6 blocks from the State Street Red Line stop.
Parking: There is an underground parking garage in the CME building. The rates are as follows:
41-60 min: $28; 61-80 min: $35; 81 min -12 hrs: $44
Demystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
- A shared ledger of ownership, and the history of that concept
- How blockchain commodifies third party trust into something you can store and transact
- Understanding the core technical concepts (cryptography, hashing, mining rewards)
- Security in numbers
- Blockchain use cases—digital rights management, supply chain, etc.
- Historical background for digital cash
- The 2008 Bitcoin white paper and Satoshi Nakamura
- The world’s most important pizza and the establishment of Bitcoin’s value
- The curious consequence of a digital ledger of ownership where exchange transfers access but not property
- The role of crypto-exchanges
- The security implications of exchanges, and examples of hacking
- Challenges in blockchain community to manage identity