Faculty of Information Technology, School of Clayton Campus,
Monash University, Australia
[EXCITING NEWS!!!] Monash and Collinstar sign multi-million dollar agreement to develop blockchain cryptocurrency (Hcash) and a joint-lab between Monash, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Collinstar has been established! I am the co-director of this lab! (I am honoured to be placed as the first cover page of Monash website!) (The Australian Report page1, page2)
[NEW] I will be one of the invited speakers in ProvSec2017, giving a speech about ring signature in related to blockchain!
[NEW] I am invited to join the Advisory Board of a new cryptocurrency – Hcash!
[Story of Linkable Ring Signature – Me – Monero] My PhD thesis (backed to 2004) is about Linkable Ring Signature. I am the founder of this notion! At that time, there was no commercial application at all. Until one day (in 2016), when I googled “Application of (linkable) ring signature”, suddenly came up the word “Monero”. By then, I know this cryptocurrency (currently ranked #10) deploys my PhD thesis as their core technology (they call it RingCT)!!! (They didn’t tell me, didn’t acknowledge me, and of course didn’t give me any reward!) But at least I know my PhD thesis did contain value! How much is the value? Take a look here! (around US$1.5 billion)! But I have to say, I have nothing affiliated to Monero. Currently I’m working towards a new cryptocurrency Hcash instead!
[My Chinese Name] I am Joseph Kai Sui Liu. Joseph is my Christian name. Kai Sui is my given name and Liu is my surname. My Chinese name is 廖啟瑞. Many non-Cantonese speaking Chinese people think that my surname is 劉 (the Mandarin pronunciation of 劉 is Liu). But as I was born in Hong Kong, we are using Cantonese to translate our name in English. The Cantonese pronunciation of 廖 is Liu (the Cantonese pronunciation of 劉 is Lau). So next time when you see me, please call me 廖先生／廖博士 instead of 劉先先／劉博士.