It’s been all over the news lately: Crypto-currency, a virtual money that is currently seeing huge spikes in value. Bitcoin, Etherium and zcoin are dominating newsfeeds, but what are they exactly?

If you go

What: Dr. Richard Brooks presents “Crypto-currency Status and Future Perspectives”

When: 10 a.m. Friday.

Where: UTC SimCenter Auditorium

Admission: Free and open to the public


On Friday, the College of Engineering and Computer Science invites the public to learn more about the status of crypto-currency and gain insight into the future of e-commerce.

Fluent in information assurance, Dr. Richard Brooks, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, will discuss virtual online currency and explore topics such as its current status and social impact, privacy concerns, the currency’s probable evolution and how its data structures can be applied to the security of other applications.

His lecture examines how a stable online currency was created and how crypto-currencies are being used in the shadow economy—with its black market transactions and undeclared work. Brooks focuses on the perceived privacy of these digital transactions and if the current measures in place are enough to maintain privacy.

For more information about the lecture, Brooks and his research, visit the CECS’s Seminar Series website.

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