Meet our epic research team, led by Dr. Aniket Kate of KZG Commitments, for an insider's look at the breakthroughs behind our oracle and VRF solutions — the game-changing blockchain tools we’re building. This event has passed, but please enjoy the replay videos below.
Smart contracts rely on oracles to access off-chain data, making oracles an essential element of the Web3 development stack. Join Dr. Aniket Kate to learn about the challenge of oracles and on-chain data, and how DORA — Supra’s breakthrough oracle solution — solves the problem to help scale Web3.
On-chain randomness presents many challenges, but it also has a lot of utility if done right. Join in to learn about blockchain randomness, VRFs, and Supra VRF — a solution to power and scale Web3 with reliable, low-latency, verifiable on-chain randomness.
Consensus protocols and algorithms are the foundation of any blockchain, but getting a series of decentralized nodes to reach consensus poses many challenges to latency and throughout. Join our researchers to learn more about this aspect of blockchains and how we’re building Moonshot — our high throughput and low latency consensus protocol.
Cross-chain bridges are key to solving the fragmentation of assets and liquidity, yet a secure enough bridge solution still eludes Web3. Learn more about the need, risks, and challenges of cross-chain bridges, and how we’re solving them with our new Cryptographically Secure Cross-chain Consensus Protocol — HyperNova.
These sessions will be led by Supra’s research team — the real cryptographic powerhouses, building the solutions and primitives to shape the future of Web3 and a better, decentralized future.
15+ years of research experience in applied cryptography, distributed systems, and digital privacy. 9+ years of involvement in blockchain research. Dr. Kate focuses on bridging the gap between theory, practice, and real-world utility. Affiliated with Purdue University (on leave), Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), University of Waterloo, and IIT-Bombay. Recipient of the 2019 NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Kate is one third of KZG (Kate-Zaverucha-Goldberg) of KZG Polynomial Commitments, aka Kate Commitments. This technology is the basis for most ZK Proof Systems today and underpins the breakthroughs in scaling for Ethereum 2.0.
Received PhD from Purdue University. Research interests focus on applied cryptography specific to blockchain systems. Work focuses on improving cryptographic protocols using game-theoretic modeling to capture the rational behavior of real-world parties. Working on developing incentive mechanisms to induce honest behavior among parties resulting in efficient protocols.
Blockchain enthusiast since 2017, scientific disposition, critical thinker. First Class Honors in Software Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, with an emphasis on program analysis and formal verification. Several years of experience in Web 2 development. Passionate about improving lives by building the technology of tomorrow.
14+ years in SaaS businesses starting in payments and online gaming with a successful exit. Previously held positions in growth stage companies as Creative Director/CTO. Founder and lead architect of Supra and co-designer of SupraBFT Consensus Algorithm.
7 years of research experience in Theoretical and Applied Cryptography in academia (UC Berkeley, Indian Statistical Institute) and in industry (Visa, Hedera). PhD (Comp Sc.) from Aarhus University. Co-author of 25+ peer-reviewed publications with 1100+ total citations. Areas of expertise include threshold cryptography, multiparty computation, end-to-end encryption, homomorphic encryption, etc.
PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. Experienced in R&D in the areas of blockchains, consensus algorithms, formal methods, cryptography, interoperable blockchains. Passionate in leading teams and helping organizations translate advanced research to production.
PhD in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. Affiliated with IBM Research, University of Oxford, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and Qualcomm in professional and research roles. Expert in formal methods, formal verification, program analysis, and constraint programming. Proven track record with a US patent and several peer-reviewed publications. Seeks to provide unbreakable mathematical guarantees towards blockchain robustness and security.
The webinar will be held over two sessions, with multiple opportunities to ask the researchers and speakers questions directly. Explore the individual sessions lineup below.
We’re a team of Web3 builders on a mission to build the highest-performing blockchain infrastructure for a better, decentralized future. Our solutions — cross-chain oracles and VRF — introduce novel research and protocol designs to supercharge Web3 with faster performance and stronger security at scale. Simply put, they just make blockchain better.