Episode 23

The Maths of Mining the Blockchain

Chances are you’ve heard of bitcoin – or blockchain – or both.

But what are they? And more importantly, why would a podcast about maths and stats care about them?

In this episode, we chat with ACEMS Director Peter Taylor, a distinguished professor of applied mathematics at The University of Melbourne.

Peter has done extensive research into bitcoin and blockchain. He’ll tell us what they are, how they started, and what their future might be.

Plus, he’ll show us that mathematically, this topic is really a rich source for some really interesting problems and solutions.

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