The Levchin Prize for Real World Cryptography

About the award

The Levchin prize honors significant contributions to real-world cryptography. The award celebrates recent advances that have had a major impact on the practice of cryptography and its use in real-world systems.   Up to two awards will be given every year and each carries a prize of $10,000.

The first set of award recipients was announced at the Real World Cryptography conference in Jan. 2016.

Eligibility requirements

Everyone is eligible.  Awards winners must attend the award ceremony at the Real World Cryptography conference on the year when the award is given.

Nominations and selection committee

To submit a nomination for the 2017 Levchin prize please visit the nomination page. Prize winners will be selected by the RWC steering committee.

Financial support

The Levchin Prize for Real World Cryptography is made possible by a generous ongoing contribution of Max Levchin, an Internet entrepreneur and a strong supporter of the field of cryptography.