Our mission is to build resilient public infrastructure for the world’s data.
- Cryptocurrency Network Measurement
- A collection of Awesome Papers on Decentralized Systems
- New course in Fall 2016 – ECE/CS 598 AM: Cryptocurrency Security
- Smart contract security – (Video: Ethereum isn’t Turing Complete and it doesn’t matter anyway) (Ethereum Lab) (Blog posts on hackingdistributed)
- Upcoming course (Fall 2017): Applied Cryptography
- Member of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3)
- Formal modeling of cryptocurrency security (Andrew Miller’s Ph.D. thesis)
- Allofthecoins – docker infrastructure for running cryptocurrencies in sandboxes (github)
- Shadow Bitcoin – simulation framework for cryptocurrency networks (github) (paper)
We create Blockchain technology. Many industries, including finance, healthcare, and more, would benefit from more automation and more information sharing, but security concerns remain an obstacle. The “Blockchain” movement is an industry-wide effort to solve this problem by building new platforms for shared data, with security designed-in from the start. We contribute by making fundamental advances that combine techniques from fault tolerant and dependable/reliable systems, cryptography, and programming languages.
- HoneyBadgerBFT: an improved fault tolerant consensus protocol
- Hawk: Privacy Preserving Smart Contracts
- SmartCast: Incentive compatible consensus protocols (coming soon)
- Surya Bakshi (M.S., ECE)
- Abhiram Kothapalli (Undergrad, CS)
- Kevin Lee (Undergrad, ECE)
- Haris Mughees (Ph.D., CS)
- Niraj Pant (Undergrad, CS)
- Xiaoyao Qian (Undergrad, CS)
- Deepak Kumar (Ph.D., CS)
- Simon Kim (Ph.D., CS)
- Siddharth Murali (Ph.D., CS)
Decentralized Systems Lab is part of Security and Privacy Research @ Illinois (SPRI).