Fall 2019

From Zero Knowledge to Private Transactions

Sep. 19, 2019 4:00 pm6:00 pm

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Alessandro Chiesa


Room 116

In Bitcoin, the details of a payment are broadcast in the clear, so that anyone can verify their validity. Unfortunately, this violates user privacy and sacrifices coin fungibility. In this talk I will explain how zero knowledge proofs have been used to achieve privacy-preserving payments in a Bitcoin-like system.