WEBINAR ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES

The Department of Data Science, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus organised a webinar on 'Blockchain Technology Fundamentals and Security Challenges' on 24th May 2022 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. The resource person for the day was Mr Abhishek Bhattacharya. 


The session was attended by students of MSc Data Science, BSc Data Science and BSc Economics and Analytics. Around 120 students were present in the auditorium in the central block, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus.


The event was organised for the students interested in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency. The topic discussed by the resource person was "Blockchain Fundamentals and Security". Kiran Basil Varghese from 4 BSc (Data Science) welcomed the speaker and faculty. An introduction to the speaker followed this. Mr Abhishek Bhattacharya is a Co-founder and Head of Blockchain Tech at Brú Finance - India's only blockchain native fintech platform, and a UNDP INSPIRON Fellow. The talk presented essential insights into the vast topic of blockchain. It explained bitcoin's value function, i.e. More miners – More security – More Confidence – More Users – Higher Price. 


The main focus of the talk was that crypto had used the case of blockchain, and therefore everyone should know first about blockchain and crypto. Students were provided with sites such as "blockchain.info" and "etherscan.in" to get a better idea about the topic. At the end of the session, students had a 15 minutes Q/A session for their doubts. Srushti Hrishikesh from 4BSc (Data Science) delivered the vote of thanks, bringing the programme to an end.



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