In this video, Prof. Smart gives an analogy about distributed trust: sharing secrets without knowing who you’re sharing with. He also answers is it better to learn classical cryptography vs. quantum key distribution and the question we’ve all been wondering: Why would an academic cryptography expert start a company?
In the ‘Ask the Professor’ video series, Professor Nigel Smart, a world-renowned expert in applied cryptography, and professor at the COSIC group at the KU Leuven was Vice President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research and a fellow of the IACR. Prof. Smart answers the internet’s’ most interesting questions about cryptography. Based on questions from popular blogs, forums, and social media—this series is relevant for both beginners and advanced crypto enthusiasts alike.