Lunch Lecture: Computer Science

Blockchains have the potential to revolutionize the modern financial system. However, current blockchain deployments are slow, have a low throughput, and waste a lot of energy. In this lunch lecture, Stefanie Roos will introduce payment channel networks, a recent approach to solve these problems of blockchains.

Dr. Stefanie Roos is an assistant professor for distributed systems at TU Delft and the Delft Blockchain Lab. Her work deals with trade-offs between privacy, security, and performance in decentralized systems. She contributed to the censorship-resistant P2P network Freenet and designed SpeedyMurmurs, a routing algorithm for payment channel networks like Lightning. Her current research is focused on improving layer2 protocols for blockchains as well as designing more efficient anonymity systems.

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