Jean-Jacques Quisquater, a legendary cryptographer cited in the Bitcoin Whitepaper, discussed building the first blockchain.
In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, renowned cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater discusses building the internet’s first blockchain in the 1990s and being cited in the Bitcoin Whitepaper.
In 1989, Quisquater began working on transitioning media from analog to digital systems for Philips Research Lab in Brussels, where he had been working for 19 years.
“The goal was to take a current (analog) situation in real life, and find out how to handle it in digital systems,” said Quisquater.
We did that for analog signatures, time, location ...