The 3rd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering

Sun, 16/12/2018 to Thu, 20/12/2018

Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies


General Director:

Michael Rabin (The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem)


Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)


Moshe Vardi (Rice University)


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Lecture Notes>


Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize how modern society deals with trust. Although cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin dominate the media, the long-term impact of blockchain technology on society will extend far beyond today's news cycles, transforming areas ranging from identity management, to non-currency financial instruments, supply chains and logistics, IOT security, and more.

The IIAS Winter School on Blockchains and cryptocurrencies brings together leading researchers in the field to cover the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of the field, as well as more practical engineering issues, with the goal of understanding both the opportunities and the hazards emerging from this area.



Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)

Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell University)

Aviv Zohar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ittai Abraham (VMWare)