Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Shin'ichiro Matsuo

Research Professor of Computer Science

Georgetown University


I am a research scientist in cryptography and information security.

I am working on maturing Blockchain technology from the academia side and presents research results on Blockchain security. At Georgetown University, I’m a co-directing CyberSMART research center and lead multi-disciplinary research among technology, economy, law, and regulation.

I am now acting co-chair of Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN), where is the multi-stakeholder discussion body for blockchain technology and governance. I also founded, which is the neutral international research test network for Blockchain to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies. It is international actual network with 27 international universities and acts the same role as NSFNet for the Internet. I also founded CELLOS consortium, the international consortium for security evaluation of cryptographic protocol and serve as the head of its technical working group for securing cryptographic protocol like TLS. I lead international research collaboration on Blockchain with and by founding BASE (Blockchain Academic Synergized Environment) alliance with the University of Tokyo and Keio University.

I am a part of many program committees on Blockchain technology and information security, and a program co-chair of Scaling Bitcoin 2018 Tokyo. I serve as the leader of security standardization project of Blockchain (ISO TC307). Previously I served as the head of Japanese national body of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG2 for cryptographic techniques, a member of advisory board cryptographic technology for the Japanese government.

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  • (Permissionless) blockchain
  • Cryptography and its applications
  • Privacy and digital trust
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2003

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • MEng in Computer Science, 1996

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • BEng in Computer Science, 1994

    Tokyo Institute of Technology


Blockchain Governance

Blockchain Governance

Building healthy ecosystem by multi-stakeholders

Blockchain Security and Privacy

Blockchain Security and Privacy

Verification of security of blockchain protocol and services

Digital Currency and Digital Money

Digital Currency and Digital Money

Building secure, private and interoperable digital money system

Digital Trust

Digital Trust

Building decetralized trust system for digital society

Smart Contract

Smart Contract

Building secure and privacy enhancing smart contract mecanisms

Recent Publications

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(2021). Selfish Mining Attacks Exacerbated by Elastic Hash Supply.

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(2021). Fairness in ERC token markets: A Case Study of CryptoKitties. In Proc. of Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021.

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(2021). Short Paper: Selfish Mining Attacks Exacerbated by Elastic Hash Supply. In FC 2021.

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(2021). Fairness in ERC token markets: A Case Study of CryptoKitties.

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(2021). Auction Type Resolution on Smart Derivatives.

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Academic Activities and Standardization

Academic Activities

Program Chair

Program Committee

Steering Committee

  • Security Standardization Research

Organizing Committee

Planning Committee

Editorial Board and Editorial Committee

Advisory Committee

Tutorial Committee


AsiaCrypt,RFIDSec Asia, IWSEC, Indocrypt, ACISP, Information Security Conference (ISC), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEICE transactions of fundamentals, IT Transactions, International Journal of Information Security, Journal of Information Procession Society of Japan

Acamidec Initiative

  •, the international academic research network for Blockhain Technology, co-founder
  • BASE Alliance, acamidic-industry collaboratuive research and development alliance, steering committee member


Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN)

  • Acting co-chair




  • ITU Japanese mirroring committee on Information Security (2012-2015)

National Standards

  • Advisory Board for Cryptographic Technology, CRYPTREC, Japanese Govenment (2011-2015)
  • Cryptographic Operation Committee, CRYPTREC (2010-2013)
  • Cryptographic Techniques Study Working Group, CRYPTREC (2010-2013)
  • Japanese Governmental Committee on Risk evaluation method (2012-2015)



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