Security and Privacy for Distributed Ledgers

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Overview

Distributed ledgers enable a number of new technologies, such as crypto currencies, smart contracts, or ownership registries, to name a few. By design, information stored in transactions or contracts recorded in distributed ledgers is publicly available and can be publicly verified by all system participants. At the same time, user privacy is a strict requirement in financial or similarly sensitive applications. Distributed ledgers rely on peer-to-peer networks to disseminate information and consensus protocols to reach agreement. Both these building blocks can be the target of attacks. This project focuses on designing protocols that enhance the security and privacy of distributed ledgers and their applications, spanning from theoretical design and analysis to system implementation and deployment.

Publications

    Conferences

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Students

    Current Members

    • Diego Delgado, undergraduate student.

Funding