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Will cover encryption systems and blockchains, including AES, RSA, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar and quantum computation. A hands-on workshop with a series of CTF-style challenges, the session will explain and demonstrate the techniques, and help participants with the challenges. Participants must bring a laptop capable of running VMware virtual machines. Prior experience with cryptography not required.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand common cryptographic systems and attacks on them.
2: Learn how quantum computers work and their significance.
3: Compare use cases and risks of blockchain and cryptocurrency systems.

Pre-Requisites:
Prior experience with cryptography and Python programming is helpful but not required.