Crypto-Currencies: Cash meets Computing

Mr Tony Collins delivered a fascinating presentation to the Year 11 Colloquium centred around crypto currencies; beginning with an examination of why we might need them he explored the mechanisms of establishing them, an intriguing mix of block chains, nodes, networks and a world regulated without a single directing mind where self interest computer power and hashed codes hold the key.

Recent developments surrounding Central Bank interventions in financial issues and the reluctance of some bit coin purchasers to abandon the idea of some form of “central platform” provided interesting topics for discussion.