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The ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC) is perhaps the most prominent international forum on the theory, design, analysis, implementation, and application of distributed systems and networks. Its common goal is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing.
Each year's conference gathers the field's thought leaders, and prominent among them this year was Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who delivered a keynote address ("Blockchains and the Future of Distributed Computing"). After winning the crowd over with a humorous review of recent headlines in the cryptocurrency world, Maurice quickly turned serious, situating blockchain technology squarely in the world of distributed computing and looking at applications that he believes will have a pervasive effect on how we live.
The ACM has kindly hosted Maurice's slide presentation here (PPTX format).
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