Dr. Jeremy Clark is an assistant professor at the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo, where his gold medal dissertation was on designing and deploying secure voting systems including Scantegrity — the first cryptographically verifiable system used in a public sector election. He wrote one of the earliest academic papers on Bitcoin, completed several research projects in the area, and contributed to the first textbook. Beyond research, he has worked with several municipalities on voting technology and testified to the Canadian Senate on Bitcoin
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Blockchain Nuances: Lessons from Fintech use-cases
In this talk, we will consider a few use cases of blockchain design for new FinTech systems, including prudential supervision, securities markets, and counterparty risk. Through these use cases, we will illustrate that sometimes blockchain technology can do new things not possible before, but other times, blockchains prove very challenging to use due to technical details that are often glossed over in discussions of the technology’s promises.