Jack is a software engineer focused on cryptography, and the lead author of BLAKE3. Prior to that, he worked at Keybase on several cryptography projects, including the Saltpack message format and exploding/ephemeral chat messages. Currently he works on encryption at Zoom, and maintains a few Rust crates in his spare time.
October 13th, 2020
Jack O'Connor and Jean-Philippe Aumasson discuss how Merkle Trees make the new BLAKE3 hash function special, and talk about the design process for the BLAKE family of hash functions in general.Sponsored by: NSUCrypto International Olympiad in Cryptography