S&S Dialogues: Beyond Bitcoin - Balancing the Good and Bad in the Blockchain

26sep12:00 pm1:00 pmS&S Dialogues: Beyond Bitcoin - Balancing the Good and Bad in the Blockchain


Science & Society Classroom, North Building 232

304 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

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Blockchain – a decentralized, secure, and publicly verifiable system for enabling “trustless” transactions – has broad implications for how we transact over electronic networks. From cryptocurrencies to precision medicine, data privacy to diamond trading, your life is bound for the blockchain.

We kick off the 2017-2018 S&S Dialogue series with blockchain experts from the Duke Law School and the Department of Computer Science as we explore this burgeoning tech and its current and future impact on our world.

Interested in learning more about blockchain technology before the dialogue? Check out this helpful explanatory video.




Bruce MacDowell Maggs, PhD is the Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science at Duke University and Vice President and researcher of Akamai Technologies. His research focuses on distributed systems, including content delivery networks, computer networks, and computer and network security.

Jeff Ward, JD is Director of the Duke Center on Law & Technology. He aims not only to help lawyers thrive in tech-driven legal practice but also to facilitate Duke’s leadership at the intersection of law and technology. Jeff and his students explore the technologies that are here, the emerging technologies that are near, and the frontier technologies that make us say “Oh, my dear!”


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