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BITCOIN INTRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND TOOL *Various slides adapted from James D’Angelo’s “How the Constraints of Digital Define Bitcoin”
“ Sorry to be a wet blanket. But, writing a description of Bitcoin for general audiences is bloody hard. There’s nothing to relate it to.” -Satoshi Nakamoto, July 5, 2010 Bitcointalk forum
WHAT IS BITCOIN? A technology and a tool for us to use A decentralized network
NAPSTER = CENTRALIZED launched in 1999, shut down in 2001. Napster’s failure became an important case-study for hackers and a turning point in the design of modern software systems.
BITTORRENT = DECENTRALIZED First version was released July 2 nd, 2001 and still runs today. peer-to-peer networks have been estimated to collectively account for approximately 43% to 70% of all internet traffic (depending on geographical location) as of February 2009.
WHAT IS BITCOIN? A technology and a tool for us to use A decentralized peer-to-peer network A distributed account ledger
CENTRALIZED MODEL - BANK LEDGER A RECORD OF ACCOUNTS – WHO HAS WHAT MONEY a bank’s heart is not the vault, it is the ledger
TURN THE BANK INSIDE OUT – DISTRIBUTED ACCOUNT LEDGER (BLOCK CHAIN) Satoshi thought, “what if I could turn a bank inside out? Instead of one central party controlling the ledger, what if every user were recruited to maintain a constantly updated copy?”
WHAT IS BITCOIN? A technology and a tool for us to use A decentralized peer-to-peer network A distributed account ledger – everyone maintains a copy of an updated ledger. (perfect copies) A payment system
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ADDRESS 1M7ssqJeownbsmaytLK1vUdGPJgfxJYpT Representation of Seoul Bitcoin Meetup’s public address The ledger and all transactions are completely public and viewable at https://blockchain.info/
NETWORK DETAILS No barrier to participate Bank account, credit card, Paypal account Create as many addresses as you like. No personal information required Bank account, credit card, various online services Anyone can send bitcoin to anyone else, anywhere in the world Money transmitter services: Western Union, international bank wires, money stuffed in your suit case
NETWORK DETAILS Practically free to send any amount of money anywhere Bank fees, wire fees, services fees etc. Every 10 minutes the ledger is updated with the transactions sent in the last 10 minutes No charge backs
TRANSACTIONS Public-private key pair. Box and Key loss the private key = lose the coins. Multisig (Multiple signature) – requires more than 1 private key to unlock the box.
WHAT IS BITCOIN? A technology and a tool for us to use A decentralized peer-to-peer network A distributed network A payment system – with a limit of 21 million coins The network is secure; however, individual security is the responsibility of the individual
SECURITY BY PROOF OF WORK - MINING Lottery analogy 10 minutes 25 coin reward **Block creation
MINING DETAILS Block reward of 25 coins to incentivize participants. Transactions fees also go to the miners. Difficulty adjusted by the network every 2 weeks (2016 blocks) Attacks must over power the entire network (51% attack)
WHERE ARE WE NOW? Current price: ~$405 USD – 415,000 원 Around 13.2 million coins A 5.56 billion dollar market cap A rapidly developing bitcoin industry
IN SUMMARY – ADVANTAGES OF BITCOIN Bitcoin allows anyone to send money to anyone else, anywhere on earth No permission is required Its pseudo-anonymous There are no charge-backs The recipient will see the incoming transaction in seconds There is little or no fee regardless of the size of the transaction Bitcoin returns control of money to the people The mathematics has been proven trustworthy The system doesn’t require trust between participants
USEFUL RESOURCES 1. Seoul Bitcoin – www.seoulbitcoin.orgwww.seoulbitcoin.org 2. Seoul Bitcoin Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/seoulbitcoin/ 3. Bitcoin White Paper - http://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf 4. BitcoinTalk forum - https://bitcointalk.org/ 5. Bitcoin on Reddit - http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/ 6. Bitcoin Wisdom - https://bitcoinwisdom.com/https://bitcoinwisdom.com/ 7. Coinmap - http://coinmap.org/ 8. Bitcoin 101 -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhe61JaNFLU 9. Ddengle Korean forum - https://www.ddengle.com/ 10.Bticoin Developers Guide -https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-guide