David Chaum Details

Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash, David is currently leading the Elixxir project to provide scalable digital sovereignty. He is also known for other fundamental innovations in cryptography, including privacy technology and secure election systems.

With a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, he taught at NYU Graduate School of Business and the University of California, led a number of breakthrough projects as well as founded the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the cryptography group at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, DigiCash, the Voting Systems Institute, and the Perspectiva Fund.

Source: chaum.com

Current Projects

Elixxir, CEO & Founder


Los Angeles, CA U.S.


University of California Berkeley, Ph.D., Computer Science and Business Administration, 1982

Previous Projects

DigiCash, Founder, 1990 International Association for Cryptologic Research, Founder, 1982



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