YINS Seminar Archives: David Tse (Nov. 4, 2019)

YINS Seminar Archives: David Tse (Nov. 4, 2019)

Talk Summary: 

“Solving the Blockchain Trilemma”

Speaker: David Tse, Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

The blockchain trilemma is a conjecture which states that it is impossible to build a fully decentralized blockchain system whose security and transaction throughput both scale linearly with the number of nodes in the network. We provide a resolution to the conjecture.

David Tse

David Tse received the BASc degree in systems design engineering from University of Waterloo in 1989, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 and 1994 respectively. From 1994 to 1995, he was a postdoctoral member of technical staff at A.T. & T. Bell Laboratories. From 1995 to 2014, he was on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently the Thomas Kailath and Guanghan Xu Professor at Stanford University.