Mustafa Al-Bassam: Bitcoin Breakdown

Mustafa Al-Bassam: Bitcoin Breakdown

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In this video, former hacker and current Security Advisor at Secure Trading, Mustafa Al-Bassam, breaks down bitcoin and the blockchain phenomena. He explains how over the past year in 2017, the bitcoin network has reached its maximum capacity and that all of the blocks have become full. He explains the ideas that have come up on how to scale bitcoin in the future.

Since 2011, Mustafa has advised human rights defenders around the world on protecting their data and communicating securely online and created a tool for Tunisian dissidents to defend themselves against state-planted malware during the Arab Spring. In 2016, he was named in the Forbes' "30 Under 30" list in the technology section for his work uncovering government surveillance, and in Business Insider's list of "The 100 Coolest People in UK Tech".

Ex LulzSec Hacker, Security Advisor, & Doctoral Researcher

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Mustafa Al-Bassam, an ex hacker formerly affiliated with LulzSec and Anonymous, is now an information security advisor at Secure Trading in London, a doctoral researcher at University College London, and a keynote speaker who covers a variety of topics, including cyber security, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technologies. Mustafa's keynote talks are focused on fostering transparency and protecting against malware. His work has been cited in major publications and outlets, including the BBC, Forbes, and The Washington Post, and he has appeared on national television programmes to educate the public about cyber security. Mustafa was featured in Forbes' list of “30 Under 30” in the technology category for his work uncovering government surveillance, and in Business Insider’s list of “The 100 Coolest People in UK Tech”.