Slava Gomzin is a cybersecurity and crypto enthusiast, full-stack technologist, and entrepreneur. He is the author of multiple publications on information security and technology, including the books Crypto Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction to Creating Your Own Money for Investors and Inventors (Apress, 2022), Hacking Point of Sale: Payment Application Secrets, Threats, and Solutions (Wiley, 2014) and Bitcoin for Nonmathematicians: Exploring the Foundations of Crypto Payments (Universal Publishers, 2016). “Hacking Point of Sale” became a handbook and the primary reference for many professionals in the payment, retail, and cybersecurity industries.
Slava has designed and co-created two cryptocurrencies. GRAFT (GRFT), a CryptoNote blockchain-based 2-layer payments network, allowed secure, private crypto transactions with less than 2-second confirmations. Lyra (LYR), a new generation blockchain for secure private closed-loop payment solutions, was launched in 2020 and was designed and coded from scratch using recent advances in crypto technologies. Lyra is based on DPoS and block-lattice technologies and allows instant (less than 1 second) on-chain transaction confirmations.
Slava is currently the director of software development at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, focused on payments R&D, product security, and cloud technologies.