Blockchains have received a lot of media hype recently. But what are they? Do I want one? This presentation will provide a basic understanding of the technology and its implementation challenges. We discuss the huge potential blockchains offer for more secure and reliable systems, but also consider the new threats that may emerge.
Cryptocurrencies saw an unprecedented surge in 2017 and the use of Bitcoin in cybercrime is an unaddressed and ongoing issue. Using real-world scenarios, we demonstrate the new tools being developed to help fight new threats.