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Welcome Samuel Rufinatscha to the IOTA Foundation

Samuel Rufinatscha has joined IOTA as a Software Engineer on the Ict and Bee teams, building the future core node framework of IOTA. You can follow his work on the #bee-dev channel of the IOTA Discord.

Samuel is currently studying computer science / medical informatics at the renowned Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). However he has always engaged in computer science — even as a little boy. He became competent in security and privacy by tinkering and coding during high school. Samuel has extensive knowledge of Internet security, and has a deep interest in cryptography. His background combines theoretical computer science with seven years of programming expertise.

His latest publication, “E-Voting on the Tangle” describes a cryptographic e-voting protocol based on blind signatures. Previously he introduced “MAM Lite” — a flexible messaging protocol that relies on public-key cryptography. All publications can be found on his medium account:

As a creative person with strong problem-solving skills, Samuel has been involved in several software projects. Notable amongst these is “Instaforce” — advertising software that aims to connect brands and people more intuitively.

On joining IOTA:

The Internet of Things is coming. It’s just a matter of time. IOTA has the researchers and the ability to solve the challenges that accompany IoT adoption. In comparison to other projects, IOTA is working really hard towards widespread adoption, and I’m convinced this is the right approach. The Foundation, its extremely talented team, the partnerships, the ecosystem — all this clearly shows the depth of effort, and I am honored to help build the future together with the Iota Foundation.

We are very happy to finally announce Samuel Rufinatscha joining the IOTA Foundation. His passion for the technology and his creativity are of great value to the IOTA Foundation. Give him a warm welcome!

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