Shin’ichiro Matsuo is a research scientist in cryptography and information security. He is working on maturing Blockchain technology from academia side. He founded BSafe.network, which is the neutral international research test network for Blockchain to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies. It is an international actual network with 24 international universities and acts as NSFNet for the Internet. He also founded CELLOS, the international consortium for security evaluation of cryptographic protocol and serves as the head of its technical working group for securing cryptographic protocol like TLS. Previously he served as the head of Japanese national body of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG2 for cryptographic techniques.