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September 5, 2019
"Speakers That Inspire" series presents:
Dr. Chen Feng "Hype or Hope: Rethinking Blockchain Technology"
Blockchain technology has recently received much attention. In addition to serving as a digital platform for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it has the potential to transform various industries including finance, healthcare, logistics, and public administration. Despite its great potential, blockchain technology is still in an early stage and is sometimes misunderstood by the general public. For instance, some people say that blockchain will soon become the biggest new technology since the Internet or even end world poverty, while others claim that blockchain is quite slow and energy-hungry, making it impossible for mass adoption. In this talk, Dr. Chen Feng will present a scientific (yet non-technical) introduction to this emerging technology, focusing on its fundamental ideas and future developments.
Accordion contents Dr. Chen Feng joined the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus), Kelowna, Canada, in July 2015, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and co-cluster lead of Blockchain@UBC. His research interests are in coding theory and its applications in various fields, ranging from wireless communications to quantum communications, and from communication networks to blockchain systems.happen in here
Tickets $10 by email to: RotaryNowKelowna@gmail.com