Welcome Vadym Fedyukovych to Platin

Cryptography is core functionality of any secure location service. The Platin team — a diverse group of security researchers, developers, cryptocurrency experts and augmented reality pioneers — have been tackling the secure location challenge with new thinking in how decentralized location attributes are handled, cryptographically. It was clear from that start that location has its own unique cryptographic needs. After all, location has an intimate connection with our personal lives, is implemented and aided by our smartphones, yet it can often be easily spoofed. In addition to mathematical algorithms such as hashes and public key cryptography, the Platin team sought out innovations such as the next generation of location credentials made possible by W3C’s Verified Credentials Community Group, of which Platin is an active participant.

Vadym Fedyukovych, Platin

As part of this commitment to cryptographic innovation, Platin is pleased to announce the addition of Vadym Fedyukovych to the Platin team. Vadym has worked extensively in industry and academia with past projects ranging from implementations of well-known cryptographic solutions to designing zero knowledge proof systems. Originally trained as a theoretical physicist, Vadym’s major results include polynomial representation for graphs and extension of Schnorr protocol with verification of polynomials of higher degree in challenge.

“Creating a zero knowledge implementation centered on location and distributed ledger technology is a worthy goal,” Vadym said. “Game theoretic incentivization combined with mathematical rigor make Platin’s technology possible, and the current timing ideal.” Vadym’s recent publications include Zero-Knowledge Proofs via Polynomial Representations, Cryptographic and ZK Arguments for Hamiltonicity, and more.

“Security requires a broad set of specializations from DevOps engineers to cryptographers,” said Dr. Lionel Wolberger, co-founder & CTO of Platin. “We are proud to have Vadym join our team and look forward to his contributions both to Platin and the broader community of cryptographically based services.”

“Vadym will be leading Platin’s work on zero knowledge proofs for location claims as the development of Platin’s PoL protocol matures and gains momentum,” Said Allon Mason, Platin CEO and co-founder. “Vadym’s expertise in areas ranging from applied cryptography to computer science will be of tremendous value to pushing the envelope of cryptographic ZK proofs, helping protect everyone’s location data. Vadym combines implementation with theoretical thinking, both of which he expects to utilize to drive the security and adoption of the Platin project further. Please join me in giving Vadym a warm welcome onboard.”

ABOUT PLATIN
Platin (platin.io) is a secure Proof of Location protocol based on activity recorded and exchanged by means of ordinary smartphones or more specialized devices. Platin incentivizes nodes at scale by means of its own blockchain-based cryptocurrency ‘PTN’. The result is a secure location protocol that is ubiquitous, stackable, reliable, and suited for integration with any business based on location such as supply chain, money and location verifications, LBS-enabled commerce, token geofencing, KYC+AML, and more. Platin’s union of secure location and cryptocurrency at the protocol level is disrupting industries across the world. Location is Everywhere™.

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ABOUT PLATIN
Platin (platin.io) is a secure Proof of Location protocol based on activity recorded and exchanged by means of ordinary smartphones or more specialized devices. Platin incentivizes nodes at scale by means of its own blockchain-based cryptocurrency ‘PTN’. The result is a secure location protocol that is ubiquitous, stackable, reliable, and suited for integration with any business based on location such as supply chain, money and location verifications, LBS-enabled commerce, token geofencing, KYC+AML, and more. Platin’s union of secure location and cryptocurrency at the protocol level is disrupting industries across the world. Location is Everywhere™.

Join Platin on Telegram; Join Platin on Twitter.