Dan Boneh

Stanford Prof. Releases Free Cryptocurrency Course

Announcements, Blockchain | July 31, 2017 By:

Stanford University cryptography PhD professor Dan Boneh has released his lecture material for free, which is currently available online.

The lecture material contains the complete course for CS 251: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. The course covers all aspects of cryptocurrencies, including distributed consensus, blockchains, smart contracts, and applications.

Born in Israel in 1969, Boneh obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1996. Boneh is one of the principal contributors to the development of pairing-based cryptography from the Weil Pairing. He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1997 and became professor of computer science and electrical engineering.

Boneh heads the applied crypto group at the Computer Science department at Stanford University. His research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. Boneh’s work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, security for handheld devices, web security, digital copyright protection, and cryptanalysis.