Our 20th meetup is about Monero and privacy in the context of crypto-currencies. Justin who has been quite involved with Monero is visiting Zagreb which is a great opportunity for us to gather, hear and talk about Monero.
Monero is an unlinkable, untraceable currency whose transactions are private by default. Since it launched in 2014, it has worked to protect the privacy of transactions and fungibility of coins. The meeting will cover the history of privacy and fungibility in Bitcoin, discuss several approaches to these problems, and explain how Monero achieves its privacy in detail. Justin will discuss the next steps in development going forward and the limitations compared to other coins. Finally, there will be a Q&A session after the meeting, where he can clear up some final thoughts.
About Justin: Justin has been active in the Monero community for the past two years. Although he is not a developer for the project, he has contributed heavily on StackExchange and with the Monero mining community. He is a president of the University of Minnesota’s Cryptocurrency Club (www.CryptoUMN.com), and he has spoken about Monero at several other meetups, including ones in Valencia and Graz. Justin is studying finance and management information systems.