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Gili Vidan is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard and a fellow at the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her work is broadly concerned with questions of governance at the intersection of digital information technologies, law, and politics. Gili's dissertation traces technical attempts to solve the problems of trust and transparency, especially through the development of electronic payment systems and public key cryptography in late 20th- and early 21st-century U.S.