www.Darkside 2 - Bitcoin and more...

Date:
Tuesday 26 April, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members, ISACA

Joint BCS North London Branch, BCS West London Branch, BCS Internet Specialist Group, BCS Law Specialist Group, BCS Edinburgh Branch & BCS Manchester Branch event

Brief glimpses into the shadows at some darker real-life uses of the Internet today

The internet has spawned many spin-offs:and new industries, including creation and use of Bitcoin and virtual currencies. The Oxford Dictionary defines Bitcoin as “a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify transfer of funds operating independently of a central bank.”

At this event we look at aspects of both the shiny ‘head’ side and also the dark ‘tail’ side of virtual currency. But just as real money attracts criminals, so do Bitcoins. We trust financial institutions with our real money, but who can be trusted to hold virtual cryptocurrency? Crimes that can take place in real worlds with real currencies can also take place in virtual worlds, and Bitcoin is increasingly used for questionable activities with disturbing consequences…

This is the second of a number of ‘Darkside’ events - come to listen and learn about this important topic, and to ‘dare to share’ your views with us.

Our expert presenters:

  • Dai Davis - Chartered Engineer and Solicitor,
    Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co.

  • Dave Lattimore - Technical Advisor,
    Digital Investigation Unit, Forensic Services, LGC
  • Anish Mohammed - Lead Security Architect at Lloyds Bank + Advisor: Ripple Labs / Block Chain Advisory Group

Closing date for bookings is Sunday 24 April 2016 at 11:59pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.

Please note that those registering under ISACA agree to have their details passed on to ISACA for verification purposes.

More information on this event can be found on the BCS London North Branch Website.

We are using BCS 'no-show monitoring' for free event tickets.This follows the high number of 'No-Shows' at recent NLB free events (i.e. people who registered then failed to attend), resulting in many unused seats despite 'full house' registrations.