RWC 2021

Jan 11-14 2021


Affiliated Events

Functional-Encryption Hackathon

Functional Encryption (FE) is a new cryptographic paradigm that overcomes the all-or-nothing decryptability barrier of present encryption systems. In an FE system the decryptor deciphers a function over the message plaintext instead of the message itself. Tremendous advances by the research community have been made in the last decade to increase the functionality, security and performance. FE schemes are ready for large scale deployment in industrial applications. The hackathon aims at showing the practicability and versatility of FE for real-world applications and exploring novel use cases beyond what is imaginable with classical encryption schemes. The hackathon also aims at reducing the entry barrier for researchers, engineers, product owners, architects to deploy FE schemes in their security solutions.

Prizes will be awarded in total of 7000€ to the best hacks.

Twitter: @crypthckthn
Dates: 8th to 15th January 2021

The first workshop on Real-World Decentralized Cryptography (RWdC 2021)

The RWdC workshop will gather academic and industry researchers for talks on cryptography/distributed systems solutions that were specifically designed for decentralized setup, reconfiguration, and applications and concludes with a panel where challenges and difficulties for such systems are discussed. Register:
Twitter: @web3foundation
Dates: 15 January, 2021, from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET

Informal Meetings around RWC

Anonymous Credentials

Anonymous Credentials is a construction that tries to solve the problem of propagating trust signals while protecting anonymity. On this informal meeting, we will discuss the current status of the different projects that use anonymous credentials and what open problems still exist on its sphere.
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Deniability is the property which allows participants in a protocol to deny having executed an action in it to anyone but themselves. On this informal meeting, we will discuss the open problems that surround this controversial property.
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