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BACK Adam
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BACK Adam

BACK
Adam

Position: CEO of Blockstream

Organization: Blockstream

Date of Birth: 16 July 1970

Age: 50 years old

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Profession: Businessman

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Biography

Early Life

Back was born in London, England, United Kingdom, and he now resides in Sliema, Malta. He has a computer science Ph.D. from University of Exeter in South West England.

Career

Back is a pioneer of early digital asset research similarly as Wei Dai, David Chaum and Hal Finney. In 1997, Back invented Hashcash. A similar system is used in bitcoin.

He also implemented credlib, better source needed better source needed a library that implements the credential systems of Stefan Brands and David Chaum.

He was the first to describe the "non-interactive forward secrecy" security property for email and to observe that any identity based encryption scheme can be used to provide non-interactive forward secrecy.

He is also known for promoting the use of ultra-compact code with his 2-line and 3-line RSA (cryptosystem) in Perl signature file and non-exportable T-shirts to protest cryptography export regulations.

Back was one of the first two people to receive an email from Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2016 Financial Times cited Back as a potential Nakamoto candidate, along with Nick Szabo and Hal Finney. In 2020, a YouTube channel called BarelySociable claimed that Back was Nakamoto. Back denied this. Craig Steven Wright had sued Back because Back stated that Wright was not Nakamoto, with Wright subsequently dropping the suit.

Back has promoted the use of satellites and mesh networks to broadcast and receive bitcoin transactions, as a backup for the traditional internet.

As of 8 January 2018, Back is the CEO of Blockstream.

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7 November 2020

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