Blockchain Meetup Slides

Student presentations (CMSC 615, Spring 2017)

April 18, 2017
Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies (presented by Joel Fuller)
Instability of Bitcoin Without the Block Reward (presented by Varsha Nair)
Blockchain Mining Games (presented by Jianqiang Li)
Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymized Payments from Bitcoins (presented by Andrew Morris)

April 20, 2017
Demystifying Incentivies in the consensus computer (presented by John Podboy)
FruitChains: A Fair Blockchain (presented by Han Zhang)
Hybrid Consensus (presented by Tuyet Duong)

April 25, 2017
The Ring of Gyges: Investigating the Future of Criminal Smart Contracts (presented by Mooriah Rowser)
Eclipse Attacks on Bitcoin's Peer-to-Peer Network (presented by Brett Holden)
Nonoutsourceable Scratch-Off Puzzles to Discourage Bitcoin Mining Coalitions (presented by Ramandeep Sandhu)
Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies (presented by Hadeel Alghannam)

April 27, 2017
Making Smart Contracts Smarter (presented by Gowsalya Thiruvenkataswamy)
Craig Kilgo's work