I lead an interdisciplinary team investigating Trust in Distributed Environments, or how blockchain-related technologies (could) impact contemporary societies.
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.
I'm an interdisciplinary researcher + software engineer + team lead. I've worked on distributed systems, privacy (technical and legal aspects), IT security, "blockchain" and cryptocurrencies; at Weizenbaum Institute, Bundesdruckerei and KIT. A computer science Ph.D. with bridges to law, economics and sociology. He/him. Berlin, Europe.