Tim Ruffing joins Zcoin as a cryptography advisor

By May 19, 2017 No Comments

We are excited to announce that Tim Ruffing has joined Zcoin as a Cryptography Advisor.

Tim is a cryptographer and blockchain researcher pursuing his PhD in computer science at Saarland University in Germany and has contributed substantially to the field of privacy enhancing technologies in cryptocurrencies. Some of his notable works are CoinShuffle and ValueShuffle that were proposals to add privacy to Bitcoin in a decentralized manner.

Tim’s research areas in cryptocurrencies and privacy enhancing technologies are particularly relevant to Zcoin’s core technologies such as Zerocoin and the upcoming Sigma protocol and we are confident that his input will assist us in implementing strong and sound cryptography in Zcoin. Welcome Tim!