Scaling Consensus: Designing a Better Distributed Ledger

Silvio Micali, MIT

Silvio Micali explains how his new system allows blockchains to operate efficiently at a large scale.

Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering, MIT

Silvio Micali received his laurea in mathematics from the University of Rome and his PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1983 he has been on the MIT faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he is Ford Professor of Engineering. Silvio's research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudorandom generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design. He is the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), the Goedel Prize (in theoretical computer science), and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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