DEFCON 28 – A Deep Dive on Delay Functions !

In the DEFCON 28, Tejaswa Rastogi and myself teamed up to present our research on integrating a new kind of cryptography powered randomness for radical markets blending RANDAO and Verifiable Delay Functions (VDF) to prevent DoS and DDoS attacks on Ethereum 2.0 beacon chains. This was inspired by our work in StarkWare Veedo Streak Hackathon earlier this year. Today we are continuing this work in EPIC Knowledge Society in a project known as ‘TemereNet’. We have also recently integrated VDF powered decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) contracts using the Veedo Beacon Contracts created by StarkWare into our FusionLedger specification for emerging and exponential use cases in electronic auctions, electronic pricing, electronic invoicing networks, electronic voting etc. Please connect with us if you would like to understand more about the power of cryptography and consensus in creating radical markets powered by decentralisation.

Imagining Quantum Knowledge Proofs through Post Quantum Cryptography

Zero Knowledge Proofs are one of the path breaking inventions in the last 30 years of computer science.  Quantum Computing has been the bravest of the engineering efforts to build energy efficient and future forward computing infrastructure. Quantum Computing posits a lot of challenges to the classical computation based deterministic logic. In this context post quantum cryptography becomes an interesting value proposition to protect the current information technology infrastructure in the transition to the quantum computing world.

I have delivered a session on ‘Quantum Knowledge Proofs and Post QuantumCryptography’ in the Quantum Computing Knowledge Workshop organised by West Bengal State Government Information Technology Department in Kolkata. It was an amazing experience in an inspiring atmosphere conversing with entrepreneurs, academic experts and industry thought leaders about Quantum Computing Hardware, Quantum Computing SDKs, Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum Cryptography, QuantumBlockchain, Zero Knowledge Proofs etc.


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