Research Professor at Georgetown University,
Director of Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design (B-TED) Research Center
Director's Liaison for Financial Cryptography at MIT Media Lab
Dr. Shin'ichiro Matsuo is a research scientist in cryptography and information security.
He is working on maturing Blockchain technology from the academia side and presents research results on Blockchain security. At Georgetown University, he directs the Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design (B-TED) research center and leads multi-disciplinary research among technology, economy, law, and regulation. He also leads international research collaboration on Blockchain as a director's Liaison for Financial Cryptography at MIT Media Lab and founded BASE (Blockchain Academic Synergized Environment) alliance with the University of Tokyo and Keio University. He is a co-founder of the BSafe.network, an international and neutral research test network to promote applied academic research in Blockchain technologies.
He is a part of many program committees on Blockchain technology and information security, and a program co-chair of Scaling Bitcoin 2018 Tokyo. He serves as the leader of security standardization project of Blockchain (ISO TC307). Previously he served as the head of Japanese national body of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG2 for cryptographic techniques, a member of advisory board cryptographic technology for the Japanese government.