Joseph Liu, creator of Monero, received the prestigious award for Researcher of the Year at the ACS Digital Disruptor Awards in Australia.
The inventor is a professor at Monash University in Melbourne and has been working in the field of cryptography since 2004, with a key role in defining the Linkable Ring Signatures, the algorithm that has allowed to add a further level of privacy to transactions carried out on Monero’s blockchain, as documented in his doctoral thesis.
Dr Joseph Liu has been awarded by the Australian Computer Society, which has thus recognized his more than ten years of commitment to the development of blockchain algorithms that have allowed the creation of a cryptocurrency focused on privacy.
The university’s newsletter, giving the news, said:
“This year he disrupted the tech world by moving it a step closer in securing privacy, data integrity and security in blockchain as the race to build supercomputers gains momentum with the launch of a new post-quantum privacy preserving algorithm”.
Since 2017 Professor Liu has been director of the Blockchain Lab at Monash University, created in collaboration with Collistar Capital and Hong Kong Polytechnic, which is developing a new cryptocurrency, Hcash, with the aim of being able to connect with the blockchains of other existing cryptocurrencies.