Gijs van Dam


Professional experience

2023-2023web3 cyber security researcher, Freelance, Amsterdam
2023-2023Protocol Security Team Lead, Heliax, Remote
2017-2022IT consultant, Freelance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002-presentFounder/Owner, Mindbus Webdevelopment, Leiden, The Netherlands/Lisbon, Portugal
2000-2002Project Manager, Valoris, The Hague, The Netherlands/Antwerp, Belgium
2000-2000Web Developer, Websilon, The Hague, The Netherlands
1999-2000Web Developer, Matchcare, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1997-2000Web Master, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


2018-2024PhD Computer Science, National University of Malaysia, Institute of Visual Informatics
1995-2000MSc Veterinary Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Publications & Whitepapers

2023van Dam (2023). Payment Splitting in Lightning Network as a Mitigation Against Balance Discovery Attacks (preprint). Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2023/1360.
2022van Dam, G. & Kadir, R. A. (2022). Hiding Payments in Lightning Network with Approximate Differentially Private Payment Channels, in Computers & Security, 2022
2020van Dam, G., Kadir, R. A., Nohuddin, P. N. E., & Zaman, H. B. (2020). Improvements of the Balance Discovery Attack on Lightning Network Payment Channels (pp. 313-323).
2014Whitepaper: Your company future-proof with ecommerce (dutch)

Training & Certification

2024Start Your Career in Bitcoin FOSS, Chaincode Labs, New York (online)
2021Lightning Network Seminar Series, Chaincode Labs, New York (online)
2021An Introduction To Probability In Computing, IIT Madras (online)
2020iFintell workshop series: R language, Python, STATA & MATLAB, Big Data analytics, AI & ML
2018Workshop Microsoft Azure, Jupyter Notebook and R
2017EASP Workshop Multi-level Modelling, University of Nottingham Malaysia
2012-2013Fast Forward Entrepreneurial Development, ScaleUp Company
2010Google Analytics Individual Qualification
2006Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
2004PRINCE2 Foundation
2002Designing and Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
2001Valoris High Potential program, Developing managerial skills