David Chaum

PrivaTegrity & Perspectiva

The inventor of digital cash, eCash, issued by Deutsche Bank in the 90’s, 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 and founded the International Association for Cryptologic Research, DigiCash, Perspectiva Fund (“There will never be a better visual experience than Perspectiva—eye limited resolution, variable focus, wide field of view and color gamut—yet it uses only a passive film laminated into the lenses of any style of prescription eyewear with small projectors along the temple side arms”), and PrivaTegrity (“Social media and payments without ‘front door’ vulnerabilities—PrivaTegrity protects everything about your interactions, including who you communicate with and how much you hold and pay, by cryptographically dividing everything between 10 servers each in a different country so that even if any 9 are compromised all your data is still private).