Editing the Immutable Blockchain

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Speaker: Giuseppe Ateniese, Stevens Institute of Technology

A new disruptive approach will be introduced that makes the Blockchain viable for enterprise use by addressing privacy and scalability issues. The new Blockchain remains decentralized and immutable but a “plan b” is supported if things go wrong. This technology has been co-developed with Accenture and its announcement made international news and appeared in several news outlets (NYT, FT, Forbes,  Reuters, Fortune, MIT Tech Review, TechRepublic, etc.). This talk is about FinTech, Security, and Privacy.


Giuseppe Ateniese is the David and GG Farber Endowed Chair in Computer Science and department director at Stevens Institute of Technology. He was with Sapienza-University of Rome (Italy) and  Assistant/Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University (USA), and one of the founders of the JHU Information Security Institute. He was a researcher at IBM Zurich Research lab (Switzerland) and scientist at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California (USA). He also briefly worked as visiting professor at Microsoft in Redmond (USA). He received the NSF CAREER Award for his research in privacy and security, and the Google Faculty Research Award and the IBM Faculty Award for his research on cloud security. He is currently working on cloud security and machine learning applied to security and intelligence issues for which he received an IBM SUR Award. He is also investigating new security applications for decentralized computing based on the blockchain/bitcoin technology.