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5 Day Workshop at BIRS — Foundations for a Distributed Ledger
06 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
The distributed ledger problem is still far from understood. There is no consensus on basic definitions and assumptions of the models, which impedes progress in providing reliability guarantees. There are scaling problems, including the need to spend large amounts of energy, and the small transaction processing rate for current blockchain systems. Interestingly, solving these problems seems to require expertise from several diverse research areas including: cryptography, distributed computing, game theory and public policy. This workshop will bring together experts from these areas to establish and explore the theoretical foundations of Blockchain.
Supersingular Isogeny Graphs in Cryptography
22 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Despite the enormous commercial potential that quantum computing presents, the existence of large-scale quantum computers also has the potential to destroy current security infrastructures. Post-quantum cryptography aims to develop new security protocols that will remain secure even after powerful quantum computers are built. This workshop focuses on isogeny-based cryptography, one of the most promising areas in post-quantum cryptography. In particular, we will examine the security, feasibility and development of new protocols in isogeny-based cryptography, as well as the intricate and beautiful pure mathematics of the related isogeny graphs and elliptic curve endomorphism rings. To address the goals of both training and research, the program will be comprised of keynote speakers and working group sessions.
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Last updated: 07 July 2020