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Aleph Zero Presents the Peer-reviewed Consensus Protocol at AFT 2019 Conference

Oct 16, 2019

Zug, October 16, 2019–Aleph Zero consensus protocol paper is set to be presented at the Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT) 2019 conference in Zurich, on 22th of October.

The papers presented at AFT 2019 had to prove high standards by going through an official peer review process. Out of more than 60 submissions, only 16 have been accepted to be presented at the conference.

AFT 2019 is one of the top academic conferences in the distributed ledger space. Its committee consists of members from Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Cornell University, and VMWare Research. 

On the list of sponsors, you can find companies such as Nash, Facebook, Calibra, VMware, and J.P.Morgan. We’re proud to be able to join such prestigious company.

The full paper title is Aleph: Efficient Atomic Broadcast in Asynchronous Networks with Byzantine Nodes. It has been written by Aleph Zero’s team of blockchain researchers: Adam Gagol, Ph.D., Damian Lesniak, Damian Straszak, Ph.D., and Michal Swietek, Ph.D.

The work is going to be presented on stage by Damian Straszak, Ph.D. He obtained a double major Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Recently, Damian defended his Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science at École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). For more than 15 years Damian has been active in the competitive programming scene. In 2013 and 2014 advanced to ACM ICPC World Finals — the World’s most prestigious programming competition — first as a participant and then as a team coach.

The presentation will take place on the 22nd of October at the Renaissance Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland. It’s going to be included in Session 8 that starts at 15:40.

About Aleph Zero

Aleph Zero is a DAG-based blockchain platform with a novel consensus protocol that aims to solve the “Blockchain Trillema”. It can maintain high throughput on a large scale, is ultimately secure and decentralized, as well as will be able to run private smart contracts. Aleph Zero protocol has been peer-reviewed by leading academic and industry professionals.

The project is currently under development, with the mainnet launch scheduled for release in Q3 2021.

About Common by Aleph Zero

Common is a Decentralized Exchange (DEX) and a worlds-first Decentralized Dark Pool built on top of the Aleph Zero platform.

Common’s main advantage as a DEX is the ability to support all types of tokens, and utilize the benefits of Aleph Zero’s scalability and speed of 100,000 tx/s with subsecond validation time.

The project is currently under development.

About Cardinal Cryptography

Cardinal Cryptography is the team that is building Aleph Zero and Common by Aleph Zero. It consists of 18 experts in fields such as mathematics, computer science, business development, marketing, and more. 

The co-founders of Cardinal Cryptography come from various backgrounds, being academic researchers, startup co-founders, or business advisors. Almost half of the current team have either obtained or are preparing to get a Ph. D. within their respective fields.

Cardinal Cryptography‘s members are based in Poland, Switzerland, United States, Denmark, and Sweden.