David Chaum

David Chaum is one of the earliest blockchain researchers and a world-renowned cryptographer and privacy advocate. Known as “The Godfather of Privacy,” Dr. Chaum first proposed a solution for protecting metadata with mix-cascade networks in 1979. In 1982, his dissertation at the University of California, Berkeley became the first known proposal of a blockchain protocol. Dr. Chaum went on to develop eCash, the first digital currency, and made numerous contributions to secure voting systems in the 1990s. Today, Dr. Chaum is the Founder of Elixxir, Praxxis and the xx network, which combines his decades of research and contributions in the field of cryptography and privacy to deliver state-of-the-art blockchain solutions.

Author’s posts

As early blockchain adopters, we must bring decentralization to the masses and fight with the tech behemoths that are its natural enemies.
The loss of privacy: Why we must fight for a decentralized future
David Chaum
Could the decentralized world built on blockchain technology win the battle with a large-scale quantum computer of the nightmares?
Without quantum security, our blockchain future is uncertain
David Chaum
Expert Take
Blockchain tech as the privacy keeper: How the distribution of metadata will help you to maintain privacy.
How Blockchain Technology and Metadata Shredding Can Usher in a New Era
David Chaum

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