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Steven Sprague

Steven Sprague is the co-founder and CEO of Rivetz Corp., a director at Wave Systems Corp and one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Rivetz is playing an important role in providing the key technologies for the protection of private keys and secure instructions for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Sprague served as president and CEO for 14 years at Wave before transitioning to the board of directors. A popular speaker on cybersecurity and trusted computing, Sprague has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms.

Sprague graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He enjoys farming in Western Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and a few too many horses.

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Trust Device
Advice - The Precarious Bridge between Mathematical Certainty and Societal Trust One of the finest principles of Bitcoin is transactions are built on math instead of institutional trust. Rather than write a contract promising, “A if B,...
Securing Data1
Big Data - How we can reduce the effects of Heartbleed next time? For too long we have talked about layers of security but not “walked the walk.” The OpenSSL weakness was a mistake, but mistakes happen, and sometimes they take a long time...
Internet Facts
AlleyTalk - Adding Facts to the Internet The Internet has developed into an extraordinary repository of information but it has always been hard for the network to store facts. Companies operate services built on facts—a bank balance, a...
Cyber Security
Bitcoin - Modern commerce needs modern security. The industry has invested a few billion dollars in the technical foundations for hardware-enhanced security in modern computing devices. The non-profit Trusted Computing Group, with over 100...
Ad-Based Web
Advertising - In 1989 my father, Peter Sprague, identified that the future called for a commerce model for digital goods. Back then, he was thinking about stock data and Calvin and Hobbes strips delivered to dedicated receivers over radio airwaves....

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