Igor Novogran is a research engineer a cryptographer and a programmer. Igor got high practical skills in cryptography during his work in government agencies. Later he joined R&D center of SK Hynix Inc. He participated in many research projects related to data compression, management of limited resources, etc. Algorithms designed by Igor are going to be used in nextgen storage devices based on NAND flash memory. Igor was involved in developing of poker protocol, which allows to play a fair online poker without the need for a trusted third party. The poker application uses blockchain technology. Igor studied Applied Mathematics and Cryptography at the Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science (IKSI).