Ian Miers is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech working on computer security and applied cryptography. His work focuses on improving the security and privacy of emerging technologies. This includes Zerocoin and Zerocash, the first systems to provide strongly private payments on top of public blockchains, and work improving mobile messaging including attacks on iMessage and new techniques for puncturable forward secure encryption. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Economist, and denounced in at least two op-eds. He is one of the founders of Zcash, a privacy preserving cryptocurrency based on Zerocash.