Devcon VI

Lessons from the Field: Threat Modeling for the Everyday Use of Digital Currency
10-12, 10:30–10:55 (America/Bogota), Talk 5

GiveDirectly is a charity that sends money directly to people living in poverty. Over the past decade, GD has transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to recipients using centralized digital currency systems, specifically telco-operated mobile money. Andrew will share some of the measures GD takes to reduce fraud and offer suggestions about how better privacy could drive the everyday use of Ethereum.

Andrew Vaziri is a technical lead in GiveDirectly's Innovation Team. He works primarily on geospatial data, machine learning, and blockchain projects. He graduated with an MS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and has worked for Apple, Microsoft, and multiple successful startups as a software and machine learning engineer.