The rise of crypto currencies spot the light on the technology behind such assets - blockchain. This talk addresses the basic concepts, ideas and applications of the aforementioned technology.
For that, the most important technical innovations are explained in detail, such as distributed ledgers, proof of work vs. proof of stakes and mining. Furthermore the most important blockchain networks are discussed and the differences between them are highlighted.
The talk aims to give a more realistic view on the chances and risks of the use of the blockchain technlogy.