Talks

Scheduled

  • Overview of Hauwei’s work on Blockchain, Jonathan Yan, May 15th 2019
  • Security Analysis of Smart Contracts, Vijay Ganesh, May 8th 2019
  • How Blockchains Can Help Smart Cities, S. Keshav, Apr. 8 2019
  • ShallowForest: Optimizing All-to-All Data Transmission in WANs, Hao Tan, Apr. 1, 2019
  • Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains: Combining Mechanism Design and
    Computation, Vitalik Buterin, Mar. 25, 2019
  • Secure Computation of the k-th Ranked Element on the Blockchain, Florian Kerschbaum, Mar. 2, 2019
  • Analyzing the Correctness of Distributed Consensus Protocols, Wojciech Golab, Feb. 4, 2019
  • Gemini: Improving the Performance of Sharded Ledgers, Linguan Yang, Jan. 28, 2019
  • Blockchain Use Cases in Healthcare, Pedro Velmovitsky, Jan. 21, 2019
  • Scaling Hyperledger Fabric to 20,000 Transactions per Second, Christian Gorenflo, Jan. 15, 2019
  • Canopus and RCanopus: Scalable Consensus for Permissioned Blockchains, S. Keshav, Dec. 5 2018
  • Proof of Honesty: Coalition-Proof Blockchain Validation without Proof of Work or Stake, John P. Conley, Vanderbilt University, Nov. 28 2018
  • Blockchain Technology Adoption, Theo Stratopoulos, Nov. 7 2018
  • Proof of X and Algorand, Sergey Gorbunov, Oct 17, 2018
  • Hyperledger, Christian Gorenflo, Oct. 3, 2018
  • Consensus, Bernard Wong, Sep. 26, 2018
  • Blockchain 101, Lukasz Golab, Sep. 19, 2018
 
 
(Links to presentations are on the members-only page)
 
 
 
 

Future topics

  • Data mining of transactional data
  • Should we use Blockchain?
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Hardware assisted consensus
  • Formal verification of correctness
  • Other approaches: bloxroute, Solana, coco  etc.
  • Asset tracking/other uses of blockchain
  • Data provenance
  • Zero-knowledge proofs, Pedersen commitments, Zcash
  • Verifiable delay functions and PoET
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