Either way, Chaum remains bullish, he told CoinDesk. He is now an outspoken supporter of the blockchain industry, which can escape the pitfalls of proprietary technology and centralized corporations. He is still often called the “godfather of cryptocurrencies” (one of the few Satoshi Nakamoto quotes given in the Bitcoin white paper), and his cryptographic research on blind signatures, group signatures, mixed networks, secure digital voting and zero-knowledge proofs, and more, remains fertile ground for modern crypto developers.(*3*)

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