George advises Vega Protocol on how to fully and securely decentralise a financial marketplace.
He has extensively researched distributed and decentralised security and privacy technologies, both as professor of security and privacy engineering, and as head of the Information Security Research Group at University College London. George has focused on anonymous communications, privacy enhancing technologies, and traffic analysis since 2000. He also co-designed and prototyped RsCoin, an experimental scalable cryptocurrency for the Bank of England.
He completed his doctorate at Cambridge under Professor RJ Anderson, after which he spent 6 years at Microsoft Research. George is also a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and the British Computing Society.
We are transforming how financial markets work, so no one gets to stack the odds against anyone else. On Vega Protocol, markets are open and fair, fees are shared by market makers — not centralised institutions — and governance decisions are made by the community.
What we’re doing isn’t easy. Building a fast, decentralised system is hard. Ensuring it’s fair without a central owner is complex. But we’re not intimidated by challenges. We’re motivated by them.