Adam Back is the CEO of Blockstream, which he co-founded in 2014.
15 Facts About Adam Back
Adam Back invented Hashcash, which is used in the Bitcoin mining process.
Adam Back taught himself Basic, and spent his time reverse engineering video games, finding decryption keys in software packages.
Adam Back completed his A levels in advanced mathematics, physics and economics.
Adam Back has a computer science PhD in distributed systems from the University of Exeter.
Adam Back became interested in pgp encryption, electronic cash and remailers.
Adam Back spent two thirds of his time working with encryption.
Adam Back is a pioneer of early digital asset research similarly as Wei Dai, David Chaum, and Hal Finney.
Adam Back implemented credlib, a library that implements the credential systems of Stefan Brands and David Chaum.
Adam Back was the first to describe the "non-interactive forward secrecy" security property for email and to observe that any identity based encryption scheme can be used to provide non-interactive forward secrecy.
Adam Back is known for promoting the use of ultra-compact code with his 2-line and 3-line RSA in Perl signature file and non-exportable T-shirts to protest cryptography export regulations.
Adam Back was one of the first two people to receive an email from Satoshi Nakamoto.
Craig Wright had sued Adam Back for stating that Wright was not Nakamoto, with Wright subsequently dropping the suit.
Adam Back has promoted the use of satellites and mesh networks to broadcast and receive bitcoin transactions, as a backup for the traditional internet.
On 3 October 2016, Adam Back was appointed as CEO of Blockstream.