Room 3

17:40 - 18:40 (UTC+02)

Talk (60 min)

Why you shouldn't trust me

The way we do security is fundamentally flawed. Current systems only work when we trust a third party, and very often we are required to hand over highly sensitive personal information for everyday actions such as verifying ourselves or making payments.


Enter Zero-Knowledge Proofs or ZKPs.

ZKPs represent the holy grail of information security: they are ‘trustless’, meaning they do not require us to put blind faith in unknown verifying bodies. They are as secure as current methods, and their tolerance for secureness can be tailored. And most importantly, they do not disclose any private information.

Sounds counterintuitive? This presentation aims to demystify ZKPs and how they can unlock value at unprecedented levels when combined with web3 technologies. We'll introduce you to a fascinating new topic, and give you some pointers on where you can learn more.

Keerthana Ganesh

Keerthana Ganesh is a Security Solutions Architect with a background in Cyber Security and Cloud Engineering ever since she graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Computer Science in 2019. During her career, she has worked with clients in the financial sector and healthcare sector working on projects involving data visualisations, anti-malware upgrades and database migrations.

Shubham Patil

Shubham is an application developer at Natwest, one of Britain's biggest retail banks. He helps create user experiences that allow customers from all segments to manage their money on the go in a secure, seamless and well-designed manner.