Following last week’s DC Blockchain Summit at Georgetown University, the MIT Bitcoin Club kicked off its annual Expo this weekend, bringing together Core Contributors such as Peter Todd, academics such as Assistant Professor Arvind Narayanan of Princeton University and founders such as James D’Angelo of the World Bitcoin Network in the first of a two-day event discussing the future of Bitcoin.
Saturday’s lectures were focused on the technology behind Bitcoin, covering a wide variety of topics surrounding the future of the community given the current block size debates and specific user technical issues. Every lecture was streamed live on YouTube, and can be viewed here.
Cory Fields, a Core developer working at the Digital Currency Initiative, started the day of lectures with an overview of the community, lauding the merits of debate during times of dissension.
Cory was followed by James D’Angelo, who continued Fields’ discussion by proposing that the entire block size debate is a “proxy war” for third party interests in Bitcoin technology. He then went on to question the community’s definition of