Blockchain Montreal #9: An Introduction to Game Theory

Last Tuesday, William Robinson (Ph.D. Candidate in Game Studies at Concordia University and Catallaxy consultant) gave an hour-long presentation at BlockHouse. He introduced the 75-person crowd to Thomas Schelling’s focal points and k-step thinking, Feige’s elections and the Byzantine Generals Problem. During the event, William had the group play two different games to illustrate the principles being discussed. To concretize vicarious thinking (and its problems) we watched The Princess Bride’s infamous iocaine poison scene.