There’s been a recent flurry of activity in the space of verifiable secret sharing and distributed key generation, which allows for the generation and distribution of secret key fragments among several parties (who do not or need not trust one another). Sarah Meiklejohn (UCL and Google) covers both the applications that have motivated this work and the improvements that have been made in terms of functionality and performance.
About the speaker
Sarah is a Professor in Cryptography and Security at University College London and a Research Scientist at Google, working on the Certificate Transparency team. She has broad research interests in computer security and cryptography and works on topics such as anonymity in cryptocurrencies, privacy-enhancing technologies, and bringing transparency to shared systems. More: https://smeiklej.com/
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