Is bitcoin a suitable research topic ?
Bitcoin has emerged as the most successful crypto currency since its appearance back in 2009. Besides its security robustness, two main properties have probably been its key to success: anonymity and decentralization.
In this talk, we provide a detailed description of the bitcoin protocol and we explain how its security robustness is achieved through its P2P network and suitable cryptographic tools. We also analyze which anonymity degree can be effectively obtained when dealing with bitcoins.
Finally, we discuss some research challenges that bitcoin faces and some opportunities around the bitcoin ecosystem for funding such type of research.
Thème(s) : Conférences Recherche