Concordium #5 2020 - On the road again

Concordium Community Newsletter

General

  • We are almost ready to release Concordium Testnet 3

    This iteration will be released in October 2020 and will be incentivized. It will launch our anonymity revocation tool and our amount encryption feature. Besides we will release our iOS app which, as our Android app, allows the user transfer test-GTUs, and to create, import, export, and manage identity objects and accounts using Zero Knowledge Proofs.

  • We have sponsored Crypto 2020 which was organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

  • Concordium and the Danish Finance Society (Finansforeningen/CFA Society Denmark)  

    Last week, Concordium had the honor to be part of a panel of experts discussing Blockchain at the Danish Finance Society (Finansforeningen/CFA Society Denmark).  Together with Johan Hörmark from SEBHidde Terpoortenfrom APG, and David Grundy, Head of Blockchain/DLT and Crypto at Danske Bank, our CEO provided the audience with an update on the most recent achievements and relevant markers for the future of blockchain.

  • Concordium at the European Blockchain Convention

    Lone Fønss Schrøder, Concordium CEO will be part of the selected panel of experts at the European Blockchain Convention. 

    The convention will run virtually on September 21- 22. Learn more about the European Blockchain Convention and how to participate here: https://eblockchainconvention.com/virtual/

  • Openings @ Concordium

    Currently, we are recruiting more developers, specifically a GUI DeveloperProduct Manager, and DevOps Engineer.

    Join the Team by sending your CV at jobs@concordium.com 

Dev

Our Development and Science Teams are working intensively on the next iteration of Concordium Testnet.

Our Tech Team is also working on the improvements of the block storage, Zero Knowledge Proofs, enhancement of the protocol and more. 

Research

  • Expanding the Team 

    Concordium Blockchain Research Center at Aarhus University has welcomed two new Ph.D. Students to the Research Team, Nikolaj Sidorenco and Philipp G. Haselwarter. 

    Nikolaj Sidorenco will be researching high assurance cryptographic protocols and implementations, while Philipp will be working on the project  "Research in Designing and Formalizing Cryptographic Protocols".  

    With their participation, COBRA now has 14 cryptography-leaders working on the development of  new protocols for efficient and secure consensus algorithms.

  • COBRA Seminars will resume

    We are happy to announce that the COBRA Seminars will resume in the following weeks. The COBRA Seminars are weekly talks open to everyone with an interest in blockchain research.  

    The seminars take place on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 13:00 in Nygaard-295 (building 5335, room 295), Department of Computer Science, Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N. 

    The new talks will be announced here.

  • COBRA at the Cyber Security Summer School. 

    COBRA’s Associate professor, Diego Aranha, led a blockchain course at the Summer School in Cyber Security, which ran from August 24th to August 28th. The course has two parts, the first part provides an introduction to blockchain technology (p2p layer, consensus, proof-of-work vs proof-of-stake) and potential applications with use cases. The second is more technical and deals with the secure development and deployment of blockchain applications through smart contracts. 

  • The Summer School is a place where the industry- and public sector, as well as students, meet to talk about their mutual interest in Cyber ​​Security and how we as a business and as a private person protect ourselves better on the Internet.

Press and Content

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