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by Phil Daian and Lorenz Breidenbach on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 08:00 AM
This post argues that the recently proposed EIPs to rescue the frozen ethers are dangerous.
by Lorenz Breidenbach, Phil Daian, Ari Juels, and Florian Tramèr on August 28, 2017 at 05:01 AM
We discuss a novel scheme for preventing (miner) frontrunning in Ethereum.
by Emin Gün Sirer on August 26, 2017 at 01:55 PM
Between miners, businesses and developers, people think that the developers have their best interests at heart. I discuss why this is a fallacy.
by Iddo Bentov, Lorenz Breidenbach, Phil Daian, Ari Juels, Yunqi Li, and Xueyuan Zhao on August 13, 2017 at 01:45 PM
This post examines decentralized exchanges
by Emin Gün Sirer on July 31, 2017 at 04:20 AM
Shenanigans at Bitfinex are poised to mess up their accounting, confuse the price of BCC, and potentially bankrupt the already-bankrupt exchange.
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News & Events

January 24-26, 2018
IC3 faculty including Bryan Ford, Ari Juels, Andrew Miller, and Elaine Shi are on the program committee.
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Professor Andrew Miller, IC3 Associate Director will present "I Accidentally Killed it:" yet another million-dollar Smart Contract mishap. Registration is open for IC3 members.
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Featured Projects

Town Crier: Authenticated Data Feeds for Smart Contracts

Smart contracts systems today lack trustworthy sources of data, as currently deployed oracles provide only weak provenance and confidentiality guarantees. The Town Crier system leverages trusted hardware (Intel SGX) to provide a strong guarantee that data comes from an existing, trustworthy source. It also provides confidentiality, enabling smart contracts to support confidential queries and manage user credentials. A basic version of Town Crier has been launched as a public Ethereum service. For further details, please check out http://town-cirer.org.

Smart Contracts
Trusted Hardware
Intel SGX
Authenticated Data Feeds

More projects:

  • Solidus: Confidential Financial Transaction Settlement on a Distributed Ledgers
  • Bitcoin-NG: A Next-generation Blockchain Protocol
  • Miniature World: A Test Bed for Simulating Real World Blockchain
  • Fruitchain: A new Approach for Incentive Compatible Blockchains
  • Falcon Network: A High-Performance, Wide Area Interconnect for Blockchains
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