Introduction to Security and Privacy on the Blockchain

Harry Halpin, M. Piekarska

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The blockchain has fueled one of the most enthusiastic bursts of activity in applied cryptography in years, but outstanding problems in security and privacy research must be solved for blockchain technologies to go beyond the hype and reach their full potential. At the first IEEE Privacy and Security on the Blockchain Workshop (IEEE S&B), we presented peer-reviewed papers bringing together academia and industry to analyze problems ranging from deploying newer cryptographic primitives on Bitcoin to enabling usecases like privacy-preserving file storage. We overview not only the larger problems the workshop has set out to tackle, but also outstanding unsolved issues that will require further cooperation between academia and the blockchain community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS PW)
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy - Paris, France
Duration: 26 Apr 2017 → …


Conference2017 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
Period26/04/17 → …
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