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In this video, Prof. Smart gives an analogy about distributed trust: sharing secrets without knowing who you’re sharing with. He also answers if it’s 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, professor at the COSIC group at the KU Leuven, and a fellow of the IACR, 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.