Report on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Seminar by ACM

A seminar focused on Blockchain technology was organized by the ACM team for
SE and TE students. A group of experts conducted the seminar, giving students
valuable insights into the aforementioned disciplines. The seminar was held in the
Seminar Hall at 10:00 am on 30th of January and was attended by over sixty
students of the college.
Dr. Prof. Narendra Shekokar, the HOD of Comps Department and also DJ ACM’s
convenor welcomed our first speaker, Dr. Vishwas Patil at the beginning of the
seminar. Dr. Vishwas Patil, who is a Security and Privacy Researcher as well as a
Senior Research Scientist at IIT-Bombay gave a detailed explanation regarding
how Digital Currency is different from physical currency and how Cryptocurrency
will be the future of Global Economy.
After the conclusion of the initial phase, the stage was handed over to Mr. Sahil
Shah and Mr. Mishaal Wandari. They discussed in depth about the various
cryptocurrencies available today, providing valuable insight to some of them and
introduced the students to a number of alternatives to bitcoins. The presentation
went through a number of currencies while Mr. Mishaal and Mr. Sahil explained
the pros and cons of each and every one of them while also providing investor
tips. The duo also covered crypto wallets and their use in brief.
After a short break, the stage was handed over to Mr. Nikunj Ladani. Mr. Ladani
concluded the session with some more information on blockchain technology and
also discussed the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrencies in
The initiative was well received by the students and they left with a much better
understanding of how the blockchain technology works and the various
cryptocurrencies available today.