Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series: Bernardo Magri
Summary: The YOSO model is based around the notion of roles, which are stateless parties that can send a single message for the entire duration of the protocol. The most well-known example of a YOSO protocol is Nakamoto’s Bitcoin, where a miner broadcasts a new block in a given round only if they win the proof-of-work “lottery”. Once the role of a miner in a particular round broadcasts its block, this role never needs to speak again. In this talk we will introduce the YOSO model and we will show how we can leverage the public broadcast channel provided by blockchains to securely compute any function with private inputs.
Role: Senior Lecturer in the Systems and Software Security group at the University of Manchester
Biography: Bernardo Magri is a Senior Lecturer in the Systems and Software Security group at the Computer Science department of The University of Manchester. Before joining UoM in December 2021, he was a postdoc researcher at the Aarhus crypto group at Aarhus University (Denmark). His research interests are on the theoretical and practical aspects of cryptography and its applications.
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