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by Adem Efe Gencer and Emin Gün Sirer on Tuesday December 06, 2016 at 02:35 PM
We introduce the first workable sharding solution for blockchains.
by Philipp Jovanovic on August 04, 2016 at 12:57 PM
We introduce a novel consensus mechanism that greatly improves security, throughput, and transaction confirmation latency of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.
by Emin Gün Sirer on August 03, 2016 at 07:20 AM
The Bitfinex attack, and similar heists from Bitcoin exchanges, are preventable with a small extension to Bitcoin.
by Emin Gün Sirer on July 19, 2016 at 06:15 PM
The Ethereum hard fork is in a few days. Having looked at the proposed hard fork code, I discuss what I believe is the weakest part of the HF code.
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Hawk: Privacy-Preserving Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Existing blockchain-based cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum store all financial transactions in the clear on the blockchain. This compromises the privacy of financial transactions, which is essential in numerous applications. Hawk is a blockchain-based smart contract system that stores encrypted transactions on the blockchain, and relies on cryptography to retain the security of the cryptocurrency. Learn More

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