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Snowflake to avalanche: A new family of consensus protocols

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Cornell professor Emin Gun Sirer will unveil, for the first time in Europe, a new family of consensus protocols that combines the best of Nakamoto consensus with the best of classical consensus. One of the earliest pioneers in the cryptocurrencies space explores where this journey might take us next.


My research spans operating systems, networking and distributed systems. My current projects involve a novel secure operating system and system infrastructure for high-performance cloud computing applications. I like building things, especially systems that have some principled reason for why they should work.

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