Bitcoin, Blockchain Security In Focus At Malta Conference, Top Crypto Figures Attend

Bitcoin and Blockchain are receiving a dedicated day at a week-long event highlighting the use of cryptography in finance and data security.

The International Financial Cryptography Conference, which kicked off in Malta on Monday and runs until Friday, draws together industry experts and academics worldwide, who will present findings and hold discussions on the issue.

Tuesday sees a session on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology specifically, with Hashcash creator Adam Back, Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson among the attendees. Back himself is one of the conference’s general chairs.

“The conference is a unique opportunity for world leading researchers in cryptography, data security and privacy to come together,” program chair of the conference Professor Aggelos Kiayias said in a press release.

“The findings presented in the conference will influence best practices and contribute to new standards for cyber security in the information technology industry.”

Along with today’s session, research will be presented on topics such as consumer banking app cryptography and how hackers exploit various vulnerabilities.

“The goal of the conference is to bring security and cryptography researchers and practitioners together with economists, bankers, implementers and policy-makers,” the release continues.

This week also sees Cointelegraph hold its Bitcoin and Blockchain-targeted BlockShow Europe Conference in Munich, Germany.

Tickets and full details about the event, which will be held April 6 and feature some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency and beyond, can be found here.


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