2/20/2020 : Demystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. 1 CPE

When:  Feb 20, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago Chapter

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.

TopicDemystifying Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

SpeakerDavid 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

  1. A shared ledger of ownership, and the history of that concept
  2. How blockchain commodifies third party trust into something you can store and transact
  3. Understanding the core technical concepts (cryptography, hashing, mining rewards)
  4. Security in numbers
  5. Blockchain use cases—digital rights management, supply chain, etc.
  6. Historical background for digital cash
  7. The 2008 Bitcoin white paper and Satoshi Nakamura
  8. The world’s most important pizza and the establishment of Bitcoin’s value
  9. The curious consequence of a digital ledger of ownership where exchange transfers access but not property
  10. The role of crypto-exchanges
  11. The security implications of exchanges, and examples of hacking
  12. Challenges in blockchain community to manage identity


CME Building - 30 S. Wacker Drive, 22nd Floor
Wacker/Monroe Entrance
Register as guest of Commonwealth Capital, LLC at security desk
Chicago, IL 60606


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