The 13th BIU Winter School on cryptography

Blockchain Technologies

February 20-23, 2023

School Overview

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have introduced new application scenarios for cryptography, and driven novel cryptographic constructions. The 13th BIU Winter School on Cryptography will focus on recent advances in blockchain technology. The program will cover the following topics: introduction to blockchains, consensus protocols, smart contracts, crypto-wallets, bridges, and DeFi. 

The program aims to give a taste of key topics in the area, focusing on recent developments in the field. The target audience for the school is graduate students and postdocs, as well as people from the blockchain community (we will assume that participants have taken at least one university-level course in cryptography). However, all faculty, undergrads, and people in relevant industries with the necessary background are welcome. The winter school is open to participants from all over the world; all talks will be in English.

School Lecturers (tentative)

Additional Information

Organizers: Ittai Abraham, VMWare Research, Gilad Asharov, Bar-Ilan Univeristy, Mor Weiss, Bar-Ilan University, Eylon Yogev, Bar-Ilan University

Where: Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

When: Monday, February 20 to Thursday, February 23, 2023.

Registration: Participants are required to register. Information about registration will be published soon.

Travel to Israel: COVID-related travel restrictions can be found at Tourists are permitted to enter Israel, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike, subject to the regulations of the Population Authority.

Call for sponsorship: The winter school relies on sponsors to help ensure student participation. Please contact if your company is interested in sponsorship.

Contact: For any questions or queries, please send an e-mail to:

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