Episode 11

Money is the Message

David Chaum


We had the chance sat down with the inventor of digital cash, David Chaum to discuss the history of payment systems and how that has enabled the fusion of messaging with payments. He shares his insights on solving the problems that are infringing on societies digital and personal sovereignty.

Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash, David is currently leading the Elixxir project to provide scalable digital sovereignty. He is also known for other fundamental innovations in cryptography, including privacy technology and secure election systems. With a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, he taught at NYU Graduate School of Business and the University of California, led a number of breakthrough projects as well as founded the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the cryptography group at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, DigiCash, the Voting Systems Institute, and the Perspectiva Fund.

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