Bitcoin Messaging Protocol - Preserving and validating messages through the BTC blockchain

Adrian Lauf, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. University of Louisville
When Oct 16, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Duthie Center for Engineering, Room 117
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Seminar is free. A reception and social time begins at 3:00 p.m., Seminar at 3:30 p.m


Ever wonder how you could indelibly etch a message into all of history? How about doing so digitally? The Bitcoin blockchain is designed to allow all Bitcoin transactions to be verifiable by all peers using the currency. It also makes any transactions permanent once they've been verified. This presentation shows how we can make use of coding schemes and the Bitcoin block chain to send messages that are timeless and verifiable by all users of the cryptocurrency system.


Adrian Lauf is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at Speed School of Engineering.     Adrian Lauf is an assistant professor in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering in Louisville, KY. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN in 2010, under the direction of William Robinson. Dr. Lauf’s research work seeks to integrate emerging embedded computing, networking and security applications with airborne robotics. Such work includes using fault-tolerant distributed behaviors and networking for Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) aircraft arrangements to be used in aerial assessments, as well as the application of image processing and computer vision to equip smaller micro unmanned air vehicles with the ability to fly autonomously in indoor environments. He is the director of the Aerial Robotics Lab at the University of Louisville, and is the chair of the IEEE Louisville section.