Workshop on Real-World Decentralized Cryptography

Workshop on Real-World Decentralized Cryptography

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Join us to discuss ways to address challenges that occur when distributed cryptographic protocols are implemented in a decentralized setup.

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The RWdC workshop addresses the challenges that occur when distributed (cryptographic) protocols are implemented in a decentralized setup where there is no central entity to coordinate and validate the correct participation in the protocol.

Although these topics are discussed in the literature (e.g. threshold cryptographic schemes), most current solutions lack the robustness necessary for real-world usage: many protocols require that any failure results in restarting the process and consequently the threshold may need to be changed.

The goals of this workshop are to review the state-of-the-art research and practices, discuss existing challenges in terms of security and performance, and to trigger new research directions to tackle the challenges.

Topics such as distributed key generation, threshold cryptography, and multiparty computation will be presented in the workshop and in a concluding panel issues such as setups, robustness, and reconfigurability of cryptographic schemes when they are deployed in decentralized real-world conditions will be discussed.


  • Aniket Kate - Purdue University
  • Fatemeh Shirazi - Web3 Foundation


  • Omer Shlomovits, ZenGo X
  • Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias, IST Austria & Novi Research
  • Mary Maller, Ethereum Foundation
  • Alin Tomescu, VMware Research
  • Prof. Andrew Miller, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Cachin, University of Bern
  • Ittai Abraham, VMware
  • Harry Halpin, Nym Technologies

Attendance is free of charge.

For the full event agenda please visit the workshop homepage.

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