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Blockchain: practices and perspectives

Jean-Jacques Quisquater

Professor, École polytechnique de Louvain

Jean-Jacques Quisquater is Professor of Cryptography and Multimedia Security in the Department of Electricity at the École Polytechnique de Louvain. He is a member of the IEEE, a tenured member at the Royal Academy of Belgium, and an honorary member of ARCSI, the Association des réservistes du chiffre et de la sécurité de l'information.

He is one of the pioneers of Blockchain technology, notably with the TIMESEC project conducted since 1996, the first practical experiment of blockchain. He holds numerous patents in the field of cryptography and smart cards, his work on secure timestamping in distributed systems is cited as a reference in the original white paper "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" published under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.