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On bitcoin security in the presence of broken cryptographic primitives

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Digital currencies like Bitcoin rely on cryptographic primitives to operate. However, past experience shows that cryptographic primitives do not last forever: increased computational power and advanced cryptanalysis cause primitives to break frequently, and motivate the development of new ones. It is therefore crucial for maintaining trust in a cryptocurrency to anticipate such breakage. We present the first systematic analysis of the effect of broken primitives on Bitcoin. We identify the co...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/978-3-319-45741-3_11

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
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Kellogg College
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Kellogg College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Computer Security - European Symposium on Research in Computer Security Journal website
Volume:
9879
Pages:
201-222
Host title:
Computer Security - European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2016
Publication date:
2016-09-15
Acceptance date:
2016-09-01
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0302-9743
Source identifiers:
642402
ISBN:
9783319457406
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pubs:642402
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uuid:a18319ae-d34e-4236-b226-5d2d086bee3c
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pubs:642402
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2017-06-14

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