Randomness is essential for the security of many protocols and operations in the Internet, from secure transactions, encrypted communications, lotteries and much more.
At this summit, you will learn from the world's top experts on the complexities of generating sound randomness, the progress made and the solutions deployed in some of the largest Blockchains such as Ethereum and Filecoin.
The League of Entropy just received its largest upgrade, making it a production-ready randomness beacon that is decentralized, verifiable and unbiasable. Learn from the LoE node operators and the authors of the protocol, and master the power of true unbiasable randomness!
Does VDF mean something to you? How can Verifiable Delay Functions help with randomness generation? What are they and why aren't we using them yet? Join the summit and you will find out!
Why randomness matters, what are randomness beacons and their applications for distributed systems such as blockchains. How to build secure distributed randomness beacons and the key properties that led to creation of drand.
Ethereum 2.0 and its usage of the Beacon Chain and why randomness is critical.
Why Filecoin decided to use drand as its source of randomness.
Founding members share perspectives on the past, present, and future of the League of Entropy, the first production drand network.
Learn about the use of randomness in government processes from the University of Chile, and hear Tierion discuss why they switched to drand for their Chainpoint proofs.
This talk will start from the cryptography that drand uses and then gradually highlights the different drand protocols.
While distributed randomness protocol provide an important building block for protocol design, their effectiveness is only as strong as the distribution network. This talk will lay out the infrastructure the Drand team has built to add availability attacks into our threat model.
This talk will provide a brief introduction to Verifiable Delay Functions from the beginning, including basic definitions, desirable properties and some historical perspective.
This talk will discuss the importance of hardware acceleration for evaluating RSA VDFs and generating their associated proofs. It will also discuss the latest performance results across a variety of hardware platforms including CPU, GPU, FPGA, and ASIC.
This talk will be about SNARK-based VDFs that are the leading candidate for quantum secure VDFs in Eth3.
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Absolutely. After each block of talks, speakers will gather in a panel and take your questions that you have submitted via the Zoom Webinar and/or Youtube live stream.
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