Bitcoins Talk at Python for Quants

clock Thursday March 20, 2014

Last week, I was in New York for the first conference exclusively dedicated to Python for Quants.

This was a phenomenal event that brought together some of the best quants and technologists in the field, including the masterminds behind Athena (JP Morgan) and the Quartz (BAML) platforms.

My talk lasted for a little less than an hour and was focused on giving a broad overview on Bitcoin. It started by describing common concerns, misconceptions, and media confusion. Then it went into detailing the key technologies that were combined to enable this remarkable innovation. This technical part was followed by a section describing a number key analytics and statistics. Finally, the focus was set on the wonderful new services that this crypto-currency is enabling.

Special thank you to the organisers, James Powell and Dr. Yves Hilpisch, for hosting this extraordinary event and for the invitation to give this talk.