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Paul Madsen

Paul Madsen is the Ottawa, Canada-based Head of Identity at the HBAR Foundation. Previously, he was a technical lead at Hedera Hashgraph, the public DLT built on the Hashgraph consensus algorithm. Madsen has participated in design, chairing, editing and education roles for a number of identity standards, including OASIS SAML, OAuth 2.0 and FIDO Alliance. He holds an M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Carleton University.

January 2023

Stuck in stone? Why DLT transactions should be reversible

Why insist that ‘code is law’ when the reality is riddled with human error, sloppy design and tampering? Paul Madsen of HBAR Foundation reexamines one of the central tenets of blockchain technology.