London Met British Computer Society (BCS) Student Chapter will co-host a free event on 26 April with the BCS North London Branch.
London Met British Computer Society (BCS) Student Chapter will co-host a free event on 26 April with the BCS North London Branch. Everyone is welcome and attendees will be given glimpses into some of the darker real-life uses of the Internet today.
The Internet has spawned many spin-offs and new industries, including the creation and use of Bitcoin and virtual currencies. The Oxford English Dictionary defines Bitcoin as “a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify transfer of funds operating independently of a central bank.”
At this event we look at aspects of both the shiny "head" side of Bitcoin and also the dark "tail" side. Crimes that can take place in the real world with real currencies can also take place in virtual worlds, and Bitcoin is increasingly used for many questionable activities with disturbing consequences.
This is the second of a number of Darkside events and invites you to come to listen and learn about this important topic. Will you dare to share your views with us?
Our expert presenters are:
- Dai Davis – chartered engineer and solicitor, and partner at Percy Crow Davis & Co
- Dave Lattimore – technical advisor for Digital Investigation Unit, Forensic Services and LGC
- Anish Mohammed – lead security architect at Lloyds Bank and advisor at Ripple Labs / Block Chain Advisory Group
The event takes place at the British Computer Society, 5 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA on Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 6.30pm.