Crypto Security Firm NGRAVE Appoints Jean-Jacques Quisquater As Advisor

Job Appointments | May 14, 2020 By:

Digital asset security company NGRAVE has appointed Jean-Jacques Quisquater as the company’s advisor.

NGRAVE is a blockchain security provider offering a user-friendly end-to-end solution for the self-sovereign management of individuals’ and businesses’ digital assets and cryptocurrencies. The company has received grants from the Flemish Government, the European Commission, and the Web 3 Foundation along with private investments to develop its fully offline hardware wallet.

Quisquater, who was referenced in the original bitcoin white paper, designed the cryptographic CORSAIR and FAME coprocessors from Philips and NXP, which are used in 85 percent of electronic passports in the world. He also designed the GQ protocol now used in hundreds of millions of computers. He is a professor emeritus at Université catholique de Louvain in Brussels.

Quisquater will advise NGRAVE on cryptographic security, algorithms and protocols as it introduces the world’s most secure hardware wallet, NGRAVE ZERO.

“We’re honored that Jean-Jacques Quisquater sees the potential in NGRAVE to change the way people manage their digital assets,” said Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder of NGRAVE. “With half a century of experience in cryptography, his insights will be invaluable as we execute on our vision to make NGRAVE the most trusted and respected name in cryptocurrency hardware wallets.”

According to the company, NGRAVE ZERO was developed in collaboration with world leaders in applied industrial cryptography, nanoelectronics, and chip manufacturing, and is made in Belgium to ensure the highest level of quality. The wallet claims to use the most advanced cryptographic protocols along with firmware that has earned the highest security certification in the world, EAL7.

“While cryptography has been studied for decades, the world is just starting to see it’s true potential as it’s applied to cryptocurrencies. Companies like NGRAVE will provide the security mechanisms needed to make true adoption a reality,” said Jean-Jacques Quisquater.