Yaoqi is the co-founder and Head of Technology for Zilliqa. He’s leading the development of a new public blockchain Zilliqa for high-throughput applications. He holds a Ph.D. from National University of Singapore. His prior experience focuses on building secure/privacy-preserving web and distributed systems with cryptographic mechanisms. He proposed several technologies in his research as the building blocks for next-generation blockchain, addressing consensus and privacy issues. His research work has been published in top international conferences, such as CCS and USENIX Security. He has received the Best Paper Award in W2SP and ICECCS. His work was acknowledged by Google and Apple, and has received media coverage including Bitcoin Magazine, Dailydot and Gizmodo.