Real World Crypto


Past RWC Symposia

History of RWC

The RWC series of events was initiated by Kenny Paterson and Nigel Smart in 2012, as part of a celebration at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing. At that point the workshop title was ``Is Cryptographic Theory Practically Relevant?''. The following year Dan Boneh joined the group to run a similar event at Stanford. The event was renamed ``Real World Cryptography,'' and with that the conference was born. In 2018 the conference joined the IACR and became an IACR event. The Levchin prize for real-world cryptography was created in 2016.

Past editions of RWC