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by Emin Gün Sirer and Phil Daian on Monday June 19, 2017 at 10:18 AM
Bancor just raised $144M through the biggest ICO in history. We describe why their approach is flawed.
by Yan Ji, Ari Juels, and Fan Zhang on May 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM
Town Crier is an oracle service for smart contracts.
by Maria Apostolaki, Aviv Zohar, and Laurent Vanbever on Monday May 01, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Cryptocurrencies are vulnerable to attacks targeting the network routing layer. In this guest post, Apostolaki, Zohar and Vanbever show that BGP attacks are back, and this time, they have a high value target.
by Emin Gün Sirer on April 05, 2017 at 08:48 PM
My quick reaction to the latest salvo of shots fired in the war between Core developers and miners.
by Emin Gün Sirer on February 27, 2017 at 10:33 AM
BitFury has been mining smallest-transactions-first. We argue why this is bad for Bitcoin.
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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 will launch as a public Ethereum service in early 2017. For further details, please see our paper.

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Authenticated Data Feeds

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