Business Security Weekly #96
Recorded August 20, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Interview: Sharon Goldberg
Sharon Goldberg is the CEO/Co-Founder of Commonwealth Crypto, a Boston blockchain startup that is making cryptocurrency trading more secure. She is also an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Boston University, where her research focuses on securing the protocols that provide many of the global internet's core functions. She is an inventor of the TumbleBit protocol for secure anonymous blockchain-backed payments, and her blockchain research has resulted in modifications to the BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC and ZEC protocols. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is the recipient of two IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prizes, an NSF CAREER Award, an N2 Women Rising Star in Networking and Communications Award and a Sloan Research Fellowship.
Sharon Goldberg's Website:
Here's a medium post about what we are building:
Here's a talk about my views on "dirty slate" blockchain system design:
Another fun thing to talk about are some bugs we recently found in Ethereum. I did this work with my "security researcher" hat on, not as part of the startup.