Martin Florian

Federated Byzantine Agreement

I investigate a novel approach to consensus protocols that is ecologically sustainable and rigorously secure while enabling more decentralization than your typical permissioned system. It's kind of like bootstrapping consensus from a web of trust.

Interactive simulation of distributed systems

I develop interactive simulations that visualize the protocols and principles behind distributed systems like Bitcoin. My goal is to develop an interactive online course where students can interact with taught concepts live in their browsers.

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About Martin

I'm a software engineer / team lead with a history in research. I've worked on distributed systems, privacy (technical and legal aspects), IT security, "blockchain" and cryptocurrencies; at Digital Asset, Weizenbaum Institute, Bundesdruckerei and KIT. A computer science Ph.D. with bridges to law, economics and sociology. He/him. Berlin, Europe.

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