Bimal Roy

ISI, Kolkata

Bimal Roy has served as the Director of Indian Statistical Institute during 2010–15 and is presently heading the R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security of ISI. He holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and has been on the faculty of ISI for over 30 years. He specializes in the areas of cryptology and statistics. He is Founder and General-Secretary of the Cryptology Research Society of India. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including Padma Shri from the Government of India (2015), INSA Teachers Award (2014), IBM Faculty Award, and Reliance-NASI Platinum Jubilee Award (2007).

Bimal Roy

Session 2C – Symposium on Blockchains and Cryptocurrency

Chair: R L Karandikar, CMI, Chennai

Cryptographic primitives for blockchains

Anonymity, authenticity, and secrecy are the key issues in blockchain technology. To achieve these, the cryptographic primitives required are: hash functions, public key cryptography, and digital signature. The speaker will explain each of these concepts along with its strengths. Algorithms related to these also will be presented in brief.

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