David Chaum is one of the earliest pioneers of digital currency.
Often referred to as the “father of digital cash,” Chaum was one of the leaders of the “cypherpunk” movement of the 1980s and 90s. The founder of the International Association for Cryptologic research, he made the world’s first real foray into digital cash with the digital currency eCash and its corporation DigiCash.
Earning his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, he went on to teach at NYU and the University of California Santa Barbara and in his 1982 paper “Blind signatures for untraceable payments,” Chaum was the first to introduce the concept of anonymous, cryptographic electronic money.
His new platform, Elixxir, seeks to realise his original vision and solve the problem of enormous transaction volumes by processing hundreds of thousands of transactions per second, and make the “critical leap from store-of-value to consumer-scale payment.”Read More