Researcher behind Monero’s crypto system awarded prestigious prize



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An Australian researcher has received a prestigious award from the nation’s top computer society, specifically for his pioneering contributions to anonymizing cryptocurrency transactions. Associate Professor Joseph Liu of Monash University has been named the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) researcher of the year at its annual disruptor awards last week. ACS specifically recognized Liu for his groundbreaking blockchain research, and it is surely deserved. He’s been developing boundary-pushing cryptographic algorithms since 2004, and is credited with playing a critical role in shaping the anonymity-focused cryptocurrency Monero. His doctorate thesis actually centered on his work with a cryptographic system known as Linkable Ring…

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