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IITPSA KZN Chapter Event – 16 May 2018 – Understanding Bitcoin Technology

May 16, 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:30

The KZN Chapter Committee of IITPSA is pleased to present two talks on “Understanding Bitcoin Technology”:


The Topics

Guide to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)

This presentation will cover:

  • An explanation of what an ICO and a token is
  • 2018 ICO statistics
  • ICO structure and a typical ICO timeline
  • Guidance on choosing an ICO investment
  • ICO case study from analysis to purchase of tokens


Understanding Bitcoin Technology

This second presentation will look at:

  • A high-level overview of Bitcoin technology and components
  • A discussion on bitcoin transactions and their technical structure
  • The bitcoin scripting language and stack based execution
  • A discussion on mining and how blocks are created
  • Bitcoin distributed consensus


About the Speaker

John Singh is a Senior Systems Analyst at the Spar Group LTD where he is a solution designer with a focus on integrating business processes to SAP. He discovered an interest in Cryptocurrencies one year ago and has spent time studying the technology and investment potential. He has done the following in the cryptocurrency area:

  1. Invested in Bitcoin, Ethereum , Waves and one ICO
  2. Completed the Princeton course on Bitcoin technology
  3. Read the books Mastering bitcoin and the internet of money series by Andreas Antonopoulos who is highly respected in the Bitcoin community
  4. Active in the Bitcoin stack exchange community
  5. Attended the Blockchain Africa 2018 conference that was held in March


Attendance at this event is free of charge!


To book for this evening event, please click here.


May 16, 2018
18:00 - 19:30


Ayanda Sikosana


Strauss Daly
Strauss Daly Incorporated 9th Floor Strauss Daly Place 41 Richefond Circle Ridgeside Office Park
Umhlanga,, KZN 4320 South Africa
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