PENCIL - Workshop on Privacy ENhancing Cryptography In Ledgers

Date: 
18/05/2019
Darmstadt, Germany – May 18, 2019 – in conjunction with EUROCRYPT 2019

For the full programme and more information visit the official website!

News and updates

  • The program is complete! See below on this page!
  • Registration is open on the EUROCRYPT registration site.
  • Thanks to our sponsors, we can waive the registration fee for (some) students! For more details, see below!  Please contact the workshop organizers if your institution is interested in sponsoring this event.

The Workshop

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) have emerged as one of the most revolutionary developments in recent years, with the goal of eliminating centralized intermediaries and installing distributed trusted services. They facilitate trustworthy trades and exchanges over the Internet, power cryptocurrencies, ensure transparency for documents, and much more.

Although based on cryptographic techniques at their core, the currently deployed DLTs do not address privacy. Indeed, the very idea of a public ledger that stores a verifiable record of transactions at first appears inherently incompatible with the privacy requirements of many potential applications, which handle sensitive data such as trade secrets and personal information. New cryptographic techniques and protocols are therefore needed to protect the data, facilitate these applications, and make DLTs deliver on their promises.

The purpose of the proposed workshop on Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Ledgers is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in cryptography, security, and distributed systems from academia and industry, who are interested in cryptographic techniques for improving the privacy of blockchains and their protocols. The main goal is to foster information exchange between attendees from the different areas, to present new developments in cryptographic schemes and protocols, as well as applications and challenges in order to stimulate both use of new cryptographic techniques to improve DLT-based systems as well as future cryptographic research targeting applications in DLT.

News

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