Blockchain Privacy: An Introduction to Privacy Protocols and Their Applications for Blockchains
April 09, 2018
In this 2-day course, we will learn about the history of privacy protocols and explore their use in modern-day technologies and blockchain applications.
From communications to commerce, privacy is a fundamental component of our global society and economy. The mathematical discoveries from the last century have been the backbone to securing technologies we use today and the data that gets shared on them.
Blockchains, one of the newest innovations of our time, has seen skyrocketing interest from all over the world; however, it brings with it the risk of not protecting everyday users, as there are no fundamental privacy considerations. Just as HTTPS was a critical component to the mainstream usability of the world-wide web, security protocols that protect users’ financial and other transactional data are what will open blockchains to everyday use cases.
Zooko is the CEO and Founder of Zcash Company.
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko’s Triangle,” Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority.