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Famous Cryptographer Referenced in the Bitcoin White Paper Joins NGRAVE

Jean-Jacques Quisquater, author of more than 200 cryptography articles, brings 50+ years of cybersecurity experience to NGRAVE

Second reference of the bitcoin paper joins NGRAVE — Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Ruben Merre, Edouard Vanham, Xavier Hendrickx.
From left to right: Edouard Vanham (COO), Xavier Hendrickx (CTO), Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Advisor), Ruben Merre (CEO) — Photo by @RedaIzo

BRUSSELS / SAN FRANCISCO — May 14, 2020 — ​ Digital asset security company ​NGRAVE (​​) today announced ​Jean-Jacques Quisquater​, one of the most prolific cryptographers in the world, has joined the company as an advisor. Quisquater was referenced in the original Bitcoin white paper, has co-authored 220 scientific papers and owns 20 patents. Quisquater will advise NGRAVE on cryptographic security, algorithms and protocols as it introduces the world’s most secure hardware wallet, NGRAVE ZERO.

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. NGRAVE ZERO uses the most advanced cryptographic protocols along with firmware that has earned the highest security certification in the world, EAL7. Units are already in production, with shipments planned for October 2020. Buyers can purchase an NGRAVE ZERO through the company’s Indiegogo campaign launching May 26, 2020.

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“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.”

“While cryptography has been studied for decades, the world is just starting to see its 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.

Quisquater 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.

NGRAVE 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. Whereas competing hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor rely on a USB connection or Bluetooth, NGRAVE removes the need for any connection (USB, WiFi, 4G, Bluetooth, NFC), instead using wall charging and QR codes to remain fully air gapped even while conducting transactions and creating accounts. All of these features are packaged in a design-focused user interface with a 4-inch touchscreen.


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 NGRAVE product suite consists of hardware wallet NGRAVE ZERO, backup solution NGRAVE GRAPHENE, and mobile application NGRAVE LIQUID. Developed with world leaders in nanoelectronics, hardware security and applied cryptography, NGRAVE ZERO’s advanced features make it the most secure and easy to use crypto hardware wallet in the world. NGRAVE will support over 20 coins in its first shipped devices including Bitcoin, Ethereum (and ERC20 tokens), Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, and many others.

NGRAVE coin support upon launch.

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NGRAVE is a digital asset security company and the creator of the world’s most secure cryptocurrency wallet, NGRAVE ZERO. NGRAVE ZERO was developed in collaboration with a world-renowned team of cryptography and security experts. Please visit to learn more.

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