Theoretically Speaking Series — Silvio Micali Keynote

David Brower Center - 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, 94704 San Francisco
Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 6:00 PM (MST)

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Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. The Algorand network launched last June via a world-wide Dutch auction, conducted on chain, proving its ability to handle tokenization at scale. In this talk we shall focus Algorand’s next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel, Self-Validating Transactions, and Atomic2 Swaps.

Silvio Micali has received his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1983, he has been on the MIT faculty, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, where he is Ford Professor of Engineering. Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudorandom generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design. Silvio is the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), of the Goedel Prize (in theoretical computer science) and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Theoretically Speaking is a lecture series highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science for a broad general audience. Events are held at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, and are free and open to the public. No special background is assumed.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture, at 5:30 p.m.


  • Silvio Micali

    Silvio Micali



    Founder of @Algorand and co-inventor of zero-knowledge proofs. @MIT Professor. Accademia Dei Lincei.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Oct 30
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)


    David Brower Center
    2150 Allston Way Berkeley94704


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