Blockchain Security by Incentives

Blockchain Security by Incentives

Cybersecurity Seminars Online seminar
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
4 pm - 5 pm (AEST)

The security of blockchain protocols critically relies on incentive compatibility. This talk will review the basic principles of game-theoretical analysis of blockchain protocols and recent results. It will focus on our novel protocol, Colordag (link below), which achieves a strict Nash Equilibrium with high probability.

Ittai Abraham and Danny Dolev and Ittay Eyal and Joseph Y. Halpern. Colordag: An Incentive-Compatible Blockchain.

About the speaker

Ittay Eyal
Senior Lecturer, Technion

Ittay Eyal is an Senior Lecturer (Assistant Prof.) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty at Technion. Eyal completed his PhD at Technion, followed by a post-doctorate at Cornell University. Eyal was awarded a 2018 Alon Scholarship and a 2022 Krill Prize. His research focuses on performance and security in decentralized systems.

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