October 10-11 | New York, New York
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Thursday, October 11 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Did I Say Anonymity? I Meant Fungibility - Axel Simon, Red Hat

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If you want to have a currency, you want to have a fungible currency, that is to say, one where each coin can be used in place of any other. The same thing goes for a blockchain-based cryptocurrency. In practice, fungibility means that your blockchain must be able to manage tokens that can change hands without revealing who sent them, who received them or even how many were exchanged, all while guaranteeing that these unknown quantities exchanged by unknown entities were the right ones and not fraudulent ones.

Anonymity, while maintaining trust, is a tall order.

In this talk, we will look at the landscape of blockchain anonymization techniques and where these might be of interest beyond cryptocurrencies, in permissioned blockchains for instance.


Axel Simon

Red Hat
Axel works on blockchains and system security for Red Hat, combining his long-standing interest in free and open source software with distributed protocols and systems, among which the Internet.He has been involved in open source communities for over a decade and is active in helping... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Auditorium B