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"Blockchains, Micropayments and Zero Knowledge" is a one-day workshop featuring interactive sessions with leading scientists and entrepreneurs on emerging opportunities in cryptography.

This event is co-sponsored by Protocol Labs and QED-it.



9:30 a.m.

Coffee and check-in

9:55 a.m.

Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute Director

10:00 a.m.

Algorand: The Truly Distributed Ledger
Silvio Micali, MIT, Founder of Algorand

11:00 a.m.

From Zero Knowledge to Private Transactions
Alessandro Chiesa, UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of StarkWare and ZCash

11:45 a.m.


11:55 a.m. Classical Zero Knowledge Arguments for Quantum Computing
Thomas Vidick, Caltech
12:55 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.

Lattice-Based Zero Knowledge and Applications
Daniele Micciancio, UCSD

2:45 p.m.

Forensics and Zero Knowledge
Ben Fisch, Stanford University

3:15 p.m.

Privacy Challenges in Machine Learning
Shafi Goldwasser

4:00 p.m.


Contact Senior Development Director Amy Ambrose at amyambrose [at] for further information.

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