Guy Zyskind is a co-founder of Enigma, a blockchain-based technology that enables computing on encrypted data. He is currently researching blockchain and distributed systems security in his graduate studies at MIT, where he also teaches the first blockchain engineering class. Guy has authored several academic papers, most recently on privacy and the blockchain, including the Enigma whitepaper and “Decentralizing Privacy: Using Blockchain to Protect Personal Data” that recently appeared in IEEE SPW 15’. Last year, he worked on the Ethos project, enabling decentralized identity, which won the grand prize in the MIT Bitcoin Competition.
Guy has extensive experience in developing software from the ground up. Before coming to MIT, he led the development of several start-up companies. Most notably, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Athena Wisdom (now Endor), an MIT Media Lab spin-off company. Guy obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.