Dr. Peter R. Rizun

Dr. Peter R. Rizun
Vancouver, Canada

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Peter R. Rizun is a physicist and entrepreneur living in Vancouver, Canada, and is co-founder and co-managing editor for Ledger.  His main research interest is developing analytical theory that explains properties and emergent phenomenon of the Bitcoin Network.  He has written two papers related to Bitcoin that received significant interest, “A Transaction Fee Market Exists Without A Block Size Limit” and “Reduce Orphaning Risk and Improve Zero Confirmation Security With Subchains”, and gave a talk on block space as an economic commodity at the Scaling Bitcoin conference in Montreal.  He was the recipient of the $105,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) CGS Doctoral Award and was recognized as a “Leader of Tomorrow” by the Alberta Science and Technology Foundation (ASTech). He holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Calgary.