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*Webinar* Cryptography 101

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What exactly makes cryptocurrencies secure? And why should you trust a cryptocurrency with your money?

Cryptocurrencies derive their strength in security from the underlying cryptography. Cryptography is a fascinating field of securing information. It deals with protecting information and communications through the use of mathematical codes so that only the person whom the information is intended for can read and process it.

We use cryptography on a daily basis: secure browsing, secure online banking, private messaging, and more. Recently, Cryptography has enabled a brand new, intriguing field of Cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general.

In this webinar we will understand the basics of Cryptography through the lens of cryptocurrencies. Specifically, we will touch upon basics of Cryptography and how it impacts the security of blockchain. Along the way, I will also tell you my story of how I got into this fascinating world of fast-paced interesting innovations.

Bio: Vanishree Rao, PhD, is a Cryptographer. She is passionate about cryptographic applications, especially, blockchain. She works on Cryptography at O(1)Labs that is building the CODA protocol, a succinct blockchain pioneer that uses zero knowledge proofs (specifically, SNARKs) to achieve succinctness. Prior to O(1)Labs, she was a Cryptographer at Intertrust Technologies which was the inventor of digital rights management back in the day and is now offering various security and governance products. Prior to that, she was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC, where she worked on various government-funded as well as industry-need driven security projects.

She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Cryptography from UCLA. She has worked on various areas in cryptography, including, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation protocols, key exchange protocols and program obfuscation.

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