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Yan Zhu

Senior Software EngineerBrave

Yan Zhu, AKA bcrypt is a Senior Software Engineer at Brave in San Francisco and a Technology Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before that, she dropped out of high school, got her B.S. from MIT in Physics, and started a PhD at Stanford before dropping out of that too.

In 2015, Forbes named her as one of the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology.

Yan likes information freedom, infosec, stunt h4cks, cryptography, an internet that respects humans, theoretical physics, and art. She dislike non-consensual power structures.

Most of Yan’s work is open source on Github.

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