IC3 Meetup Hosted by JP Morgan – “DC-Nets and Anonymity Protection”

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J.P. Morgan

383 Madison Ave · New York, NY

How to find us

Advance registration before October 24 is required for access to JPM. Upon your arrival, Lobby security will send you to the 13th floor conference center reception area. You must provide a full name and present ID to security to gain access.

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Details

** Venue capacity is extremely limited and walk-ins will not be allowed to enter. We kindly ask that you respect the community and only RSVP if you will be attending **

Schedule:
6:30-7pm - Arrival and Networking
7pm - Presentation

Abstract: Anonymous communication is important for dissidents, activists, whistleblowers, journalists, and any individuals that might be under surveillance by other parties. Dining Cryptographer Networks (DC-Nets) provide the strongest anonymity protections and the lowest possible latency of any current cryptographic solution. Unfortunately DC-Nets are faced with three fatal flaws that prevent their deployment in the real world: prohibitive bandwidth consumption, denial of service attacks (DoS) by participants, and low fault tolerance. In this talk, I will discuss DC Nets and how they work, and then present Howl, our new open source project and decentralized anonymity network that solves these issues to make DC-Nets usable in the real world. We leverage a new aggregation protocol for bandwidth and fault tolerance issues, and use trusted execution environments (TEEs) to prevent DoS. All privacy is handled by the DC-net protocol and at no point does broadcast privacy rely on the trusted execution environment or aggregation network.

About the Speaker: Tyler Kell is a Research Engineer at Cornell Tech & the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) in New York City. In a prior life, before becoming a researcher, he worked as a penetration tester and security consultant.

Registration: Advance registration before October 24 is required for access to JPM. Upon your arrival, Lobby security will send you to the 13th floor conference center reception area.