Internet lacks trust and security models at the core protocol layers. Users have no way to identify sources of information, prove or authenticate properties about it. Application layer solutions (e.g., secure messaging, PGP, https, TLS, etc.) were therefore created to facilitate basic use cases that require trust, authenticity, and security.
Using web3's decades of innovation in cryptography, decentralized network design, digitally native assets, mechanism design, and other tools we can fundamentally redesign the foundation for shared decentralized infrastructure.
Distributed ledger technology allows us to place security and trust in the base protocol layer.
Algorand is calling innovators, builders, technologists, and the broader community to share and discuss how to enable such a future.
Whether you're attending the Rebuild Conference or taking part in Toronto Blockchain Week, join us on the third floor of Baro in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, April 23rd.
Admission is free, but space is limited.
Head of Cryptography
University of Toronto
Professor of Finance
Bahen Centre for Information Technology at the University of Toronto
Sergey is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. His research interests range from foundational cryptography to design of secure large scale systems, computer networks, protocols and blockchains. He received PhD from MIT in '15 where he was the recipient of the Microsoft PhD fellowship. His dissertation was on building advanced cryptographic protocols using lattice-based cryptography for which he received Sprowl's Doctoral Thesis Prize for best PhD thesis in CS at MIT. Prior to joining Algorand, he was the founder and CTO of StealthMine, and spent some time at IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre.
Park started his career at UofT in 2003 at the Economics Department, and since July 2015, has been with the Department of Management at UTM, the Institute of Management and Innovation (IMI) and the Rotman School of Management.
Blockchain Game Developer