October 6, 2017
Neal was lucky enough to meet with Aggelos Kiayias, Chief Scientist at IOHK, to discuss his work on Ouroboros, a new proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocol that offers rigorous security measures. IOHK is the team behind the recent ICO for Cardano ($ADA), whose blockchain runs the new Ouroboros protocol.
Neal covers the central principals supporting Ouroboros, the challenges for Proof of Stake to be adopted, and the impact of Blockchain hype to expand Blockchain research.
Further information into the work by Aggelos Kiayias on PoS (Proof of Stake): https://goo.gl/z4vjs6
Professor Aggelos Kiayias is chair in Cyber Security and Privacy at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in computer security, information security, applied cryptography and foundations of cryptography with a particular emphasis in blockchain technologies and distributed systems, e-voting and secure multiparty protocols as well as privacy and identity management. His research has been funded by the Horizon 2020 programme (EU), the European Research Council (EU), the Secretariat of Research and Technology (Greece), the National Science Foundation (USA), the Department of Homeland Security (USA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). He has received an ERC Starting Grant, a Marie Curie fellowship, an NSF Career Award, and a Fulbright Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York and he is a graduate of the Mathematics department of the University of Athens. He has over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings in the area. He currently serves as the program chair of the Financial Cryptography and Data Security conference.
Website for IOHK: https://iohk.io/
Website for Cardano:https://goo.gl/HKqikM
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