Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains: The Good, the Bad, and the Future
Dan Boneh, Cryptography Professor, professor of electrical engineering and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute
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What are blockchains and what are they good for? Will they transform our financial world, leading to a more efficient and inclusive financial system? Or will they wither and die? Will they hold our digital assets and NFTs? Or will centralized systems win out? This talk will survey the technology that makes blockchains work and discuss their applications. Come learn about the nascent blockchain industry, and by the end of the talk you will have a better understanding of this dynamic ecosystem.
Professor Boneh heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab. His research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. Professor Boneh’s work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, cryptography for blockchains, and cryptanalysis. He has authored over 150 publications in the field and has received the 2014 ACM prize, the 2013 Godel prize, and the RSA award in mathematics. In 2016, Professor Boneh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Please visit Dan Boneh’s webpage to see his publications and research or visit the Stanford Computer Science webpage.