Eran Tromer from Tel Aviv University will speak on Zerocash, a new cryptocurrency that has true anonymity. Eran's co-author, Eli Ben-Sasson presented preliminary info on Zerocash here; Zerocash is built on SCIP and improves on Zerocoin. Also, Andrew Miller will speak on Permacoin, a new security technique for cryptocurrencies that allows distributed storage of petabytes of data. Andrew has also published on FawkesCoin and Mixcoin. Both speakers will present similar material to us as they will present that same week at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.
In addition to cryptographic details, we look forward to discussions on the real-world consequences of their work. Please come!