On Monday, March 2, 2020, Dr. James Rayfield spoke with Yeshiva College computer science students in a talk organized by Judah Diament, chair of the department.
Dr. Rayfield is a Research Staff Member in the IoT, AI & Blockchain for Industry Solutions Department at IBM, which joined in 1989. His research interests include transaction-processing systems and database systems. He received an ScB in 1983, an ScM in 1985, and a PhD in 1988, all in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. Dr. Rayfield has 24 patents issued.
His talk provided an introduction to blockchain and how blockchain compares and contrasts with traditional databases. In his presentation, he touched upon the Hyperledger Fabric implementation, hashing and digital signatures. He also explored the relationship between Bitcoin and blockchain and demonstrated how all of this plays out with customer case study.
Watch his full lecture.