November 20, 2023

CIMPA School 2023: Blockchain in theory and real applications

This School will take place  from 20 November to 1 December 2023 at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa in Muizenberg.

A blockchain is a digital list of data records, comprised by blocks which are organized in chronological order and are linked and secured by cryptographic proofs.

It started  to secure digital documents from data tampering, and quickly  lead to the creation of Bitcoin,  the first decentralized electronic cash system, or cryptocurrency.

The novelty of blockchain technology is providing securily a decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger containing all previously confirmed transactions. Some experts consider that decentralization will avoid third party authorities such as  banks, corporations, and insurance companies,  changing dramatically the organizational structures in our global society.

In this school we will focus on two branches of blockchain technology. First, the

development of the particular algorithms to execute transactions consensually, and second the mathematical tools and cryptographic protocols providing the security issues behind this technology.

The school is aimed to make the participants potential contributors to a blockchain society.

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