IC3 Winter Retreat in SF
February 23-24, 2017 San Francisco, CA

IC3 staff and members gather twice per year to discuss the major technical challenges and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption. Our Sponsor Member Chain is hosting this 2-day Retreat at their offices in SF.

We are opening the Day 1 Technical Program and Reception to non-members and students, by invitation. Please note that pre-registration is required. Apply to attend here.

Day 1 Technical Program: Thursday, February 23

Day 1 Reception: Thursday, February 23

Day 2 Technical Program: Friday, February 24

Day 2 Retreat Dinner: Friday, February 24

The agenda is posted below. Check back later for potential updates.

Schedule

Session Speaker Time
Thursday February 23 – IC3 Open House
Registration 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome and Event Preview Ari Juels and Adam Ludwin 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Session 1: Scaling and Consensus (Chair: Emin Gun Sirer)
Teechan - Overview and Demo Ittay Eyal 1:45 – 2:05 p.m.
REM: SGX for Consensus Fan Zhang 2:05 – 2:25 p.m.
Honey Badger BFT - Overview and Demo Andrew Miller 2:25 – 2:45 p.m.
Sleepy Consensus and Applications Rafael Pass 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Proof of Stake Consensus - Overview and Demo Phil Daian 3:15 – 3:25 p.m.
Break 3:25 – 3:55 p.m.
Session 2: Smart Contracts and Confidentiality (Chair: Ittay Eyal)
Ivy: A Predicate Language for Smart Contracts Dan Robinson 3:55 – 4:20 p.m.
Town Crier: An Authenticated Data Feed - Overview and Demo Ethan Cecchetti and Fan Zhang 4:20 – 4:45 p.m.
Solidus: Confidential Transactions Reimagined - Overview and Demo Ethan Cecchetti 4:45 – 5:10 p.m.
Confidential Assets Dan Robinson 5:10 – 5:30 p.m.
Gyges: Criminal Smart Contracts Ari Juels 5:30 – 5:50 p.m.
Open House Wrap up Emin Gun Sirer 5:50 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception Hosted by Chain 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday Feb 24 - IC3 Staff and Members-only
Breakfast 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Session 3: Blockchains in Action I (Chair: Elaine Shi)
The Bosco Permissioned Blockchain: Simple Code, High Throughput Robbert van Renesse 9:30 – 9:50 a.m.
Proof of Luck SGX Blockchain - Overview and Demo Warren He, Mitar Milutinovic and Dawn Song 9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
Anonymous Voting on the Ethereum Blockchain Patrick McCorry 10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Correct and Secure Smart Contracts Phil Daian 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Zero-Collateral Lotteries in Ethereum and Bitcoin Andrew Miller 10:50 – 11:10 a.m.
Sealed-Glass Proofs: Using Transparent Enclaves to Prove and Sell Knowledge Ari Juels 11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Session 4: Industry perspectives - Blockchain Opportunity Areas (Chair: Andrew Miller)
Hyperledger Fabric Architecture Binh Nguyen and Marko Vukolic, IBM 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Semantically Rich Segmented Blockchains James Litsios, Digital Asset 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Software Guard Extentions (SGX) Update Vinay Phegade, Intel 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Blockchain Opportunity Areas Adam Ludwin, Chain 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Break 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 5: Blockchains in Action II (Ari Juels)
Analysis of Blockchains Rafael Pass 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Falcon Network and the construction of fast wide-area interconnects - Overview and Demo Soumya Basu 3:20 – 3:45 p.m.
Hybrid Consensus: Efficient Permissionless Consensus Elaine Shi 3:45 – 4:10 p.m.
Fruitchains: An Incentive Compatible Blockchain Rafael Pass 4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Fruitchain Demo Elaine Shi 4:30 – 4:40 p.m.
Aspen: Service Oriented Sharding Adem Efe Gencer 4:40 – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2 Wrap up Ari Juels 5:00 – 5:10 p.m.
Retreat Dinner 6:00 p.m. – drinks run out