31 Jan '17, 2pm

Bitcoin Lightning Network Creator Joins MIT Digital Currency Initiative

Bitcoin Lightning Network Creator Joins MIT Digital Currency Initiative

Tadge Dryja, one of two authors behind the white paper that spawned bitcoin's much-anticipated Lightning payment network, has officially joined MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. Dryja will now work full-time at the famed technical university's cryptocurrency and blockchain research effort – a division of its larger MIT Media Lab – where he will serve as a research scientist. (The MIT DCI also funds core bitcoin developers as part of a separate program under its management.) In interview with CoinDesk, MIT DCI director of research Neha Narula credited the hiring to the caliber of Dryja's work, as well as his desire to focus further on research efforts. Narula told CoinDesk: "When smart people become available, you ask them to work with you." Dryja is now working out of MIT's main office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he said he's active in educating undergraduates on d...

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