Dionysis Zindros

Dionysis Zindros

Co-Founder & Researcher at Common Prefix Blockchains and Financial Cryptography

I'm a co-founder and researcher at Common Prefix. I live in magnificent Athens in Greece. I'm from Ioannina, Greece.

I enjoy learning, teaching, general aviation, sailboats, and jazz piano.

Philosophy. Let's use cryptography and political code to build systems beneficial to all and owned by no one. Genuine relationships, valuable ideas, and skills can grow in a digital anarchy where people are valued more than transactional exchanges. I dislike authority and discrimination. I believe in a decentralized internet, where everyday people are empowered to communicate with privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of information, while demanding transparency from large organizations. I support Signal, Tor, and pirate-friendly copyright reform. I publish papers under Creative Commons and code under GPL or MIT.

Research interests. My research interests are blockchains, consensus protocols, proof-of-work, proof-of-stake, superlight clients, cross-chain interoperability, and blockchain ethics. I'm working on a blockchain course.

Vitae. I did my post-doc with David Tse at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. I hold a PhD in cryptography from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Athens where I was advised by Aggelos Kiayias. I hold a MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. In the past, I worked at Google's Incident Response Security team in Zürich, Twitter's Product Security team in San Francisco where I conducted research on encryption/compression composition, IOHK where we built the Cardano proof-of-stake cryptocurrency, OpenBazaar, and as a software engineer at deviantART.

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