The 5th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research

In association with Financial Crypto 2018
March 2, 2018
Santa Barbara Beach Resort

Workshop Program

Session Duration (minutes) Talk Speaker

08:50 - 10:30
15 Welcoming remarks
60 Keynote talk Dahlia Malkhi
15 (Short Paper) A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! Inclusive Blockchain Protocol Changes in Practice Alexei Zamyatin, Nicholas Stifter, Aljosha Judmayer, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl, William Knottenbelt, Alexei Zamyatin
Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30
22.5 A Multi-Party Protocol for Constructing the Public Parameters of the Pinocchio zk-SNARK Sean Bowe, Ariel Gabizon, Matthew D. Green
22.5 Smart Contracts for Bribing Miners Patrick McCorry, Alexander Hicks, Sarah Meiklejohn
22.5 Blockchain-based Certificate Transparency and Revocation Transparency Ze Wang, Jingqiang Lin, Quanwei Cai, Qiongxiao Wang, Jiwu Jing, Daren Zha
22.5 A Systematic Approach To Cryptocurrency Fees Alexander Chepurnoy, Vasily Kharin, Dmitry Meshkov

14:00 - 15:23
22.5 Egalitarian Society or Benevolent Dictatorship: The State of Cryptocurrency Governance Sarah Azouvi, Mary Maller, Sarah Meiklejohn
15 Hostile Blockchain Takeovers (Short Paper) Joseph Bonneau
22.5 Paralysis Proofs: Safe Access-Structure Updates for Cryptocurrencies and More Fan Zhang, Philip Daian, Iddo Bentov, Ari Juels, Phil Daian
22.5 Analyzing the Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Ecosystem Marie Vasek, Tyler Moore
Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
22.5 Analysis of the Bitcoin UTXO set Sergi Delgado-Segura, Cristina Perez-Sola , Jordi Herrera-Joancomati, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas
22.5 Exploiting Transaction Accumulation and Double Spends for Topology Inference in Bitcoin Matthias Grundmann, Till Neudecker, Hannes Hartenstein
5 Closing remarks
20 Business meeting