Cryptography

Sensemaker Series: IBM Researchers on Future Tech for Financial Services

The financial services industry faces mounting pressures to reduce costs, improve customer experience, compete with emerging players, and comply with new regulations. At the same time, IBM Research is driving innovations that will transform the financial services industries using technologies like AI, blockchain, quantum computing, IoT, cybersecurity, and cloud. These advances are surfacing new capabilities […]

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Behind the Architecture of Hyperledger Fabric

A new paper, from the IBM scientists behind many of the thousands of lines of code in Hyperledger Fabric, reveals the rationale and the thought process for the architecture, for the first time. It all started about two years ago with late night calls between Zurich and the US. IBM researchers were bouncing ideas off […]

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IBM Fellow Awarded Levchin Prize for Contributions to Cryptography

We can all thank an elementary school teacher for keeping our electronic data safe and secure. Growing up in Argentina, and studying in Israel, not far from where his career started at IBM’s Haifa Lab, IBM Fellow and cryptographer, Hugo M. Krawczyk cites his third-grade teacher as one of his first influences. “She piqued my […]

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Resilient Consensus Protocols for Blockchains

On the heels of the exciting blockchain news coming from SIBOS, in Vienna this week the 31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing took place, which also hosted a workshop entitled “Blockchain Technology and Theory”.  Researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security gathered there to discuss and exchanged their […]

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Cryptographer Tal Rabin elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Tal Rabin, head of the cryptography research group at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, has been elected to the 236th class of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Tal is the 14th IBMer to receive this honor. The 213 members of the 2016 class span academic and intellectual disciplines, and include recipients […]

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Defender of the Cloud

As part of our ongoing IBM Research Q&A series we sat down with Dr. Christian Cachin to talk about his involvement in SUPERCLOUD, ESCUDO-CLOUD and WITDOM. Dr. Cachin. is also president of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. SUPERCLOUD, ESCUDO-CLOUD and WITDOM are not the names of comic book superheroes, but what they hope to […]

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