I am a PhD Candidate working on Classical and Quantum Cryptography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I am very grateful to have Nelly Fazio as my advisor. Before joining CUNY, I received my Master in Computer Science from Paris 7 Diderot under the supervision of Iordanis Kerenidis. Before that, I studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and was a member of CoReLab.

I am supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), under Grant 40D03-00-01.


Blockchain-less Cryptocurrency?

Can we build a decentralized cryptocurrency without a blockchain and need for active consensus, where new coins are mined using proof of work and transactions happen almost instantly using only classical communication? Most likely yes! This 2-minute article summarizes how.