Efficient multivariate low-degree tests via interactive oracle proofs of proximity for polynomial codes

In STARK-like zero -knowledge proofs, like those of the Starware company, the major algorithmic and mathematical breakthrough which enables such great performance in applications is the invention of very efficient "low degree test" of univariate polynomials. Our work enables to perform such low degree test for multivariate polynomials, with the...

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Tokens and ICOs: A review of the Economic Literature

Tokens and ICOs: A review of the Economic Literature, with Andrea Canidio, Vincent Danos and Stefania Marcassa, This article is a part of Principles of Blockchain Systems, Synthesis Lectures on Computer Science, 2021, Vol. 9, No. 2 About the book This book is the first to present the state of...

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On Fairness in Committee‐based Blockchains

Committee-based blockchains are among the most popular alternatives of proof-of-work based blockchains, such as Bitcoin. They provide strong consistency (no fork) under classical assumptions, and avoid using energy-consuming mechanisms to add new blocks in the blockchain. For each block, these blockchains use a committee that executes Byzantine-fault tolerant distributed consensus...

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Rational vs Byzantine Players in Consensus‐based Blockchains

We analyze from the game theory point of view Byzantine Fault Tolerant blockchains when processes exhibit rational or Byzantine behavior. Our work is the first to model the Byzantine- consensus based blockchains as a committee coordination game. Our first contribution is to offer a game-theoretical methodology to analyse equilibrium interactions...

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Videos of Tokenomics 2019

Have a look at the videos of Tokenomics 2019, International Conference on Blockchain Economics, Security and Protocols is an international forum for theory, design, analysis, implementation and applications of blockchains and smart contracts. Original interdisciplinary works exploring the conjunction of economic concerns with distributed systems, networks and system security are particularly encouraged.

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