Bitcoin Publications

Our Research Publications About Crypto Currencies and Their Security:

 

  1. Nicolas T. Courtois and Rebekah Mercer:
    Stealth Address and Key Management Techniques in Blockchain Systems;
    in proceedings of ICISSP 2017, 19-21 Feb 2017, Porto, Portugal.
  2. Nicolas T. Courtois:
    Features or Bugs: The Seven Sins of Current Bitcoin,
    In Banking Beyond Banks and Money,
    pp. 97-120, 1 September 2016, Springer.
    Available here.

    ISBN: 978-3-319-42446-0 (Print) 978-3-319-42448-4 (Online)

  3. Nicolas Courtois, Guangyan Song, Ryan Castellucci:
    Speed Optimizations in Bitcoin Key Recovery Attacks,
    In CECC 2016, post-proceedings of Tatracrypt 2016 conference to appear,
    earlier preprint available here (8 February 2016),  Some basic slides can be found here.

  4. Nicolas T. Courtois, Pinar Emirdag and Filippo Valsorda:
    Private Key Recovery Combination Attacks: On Extreme Fragility of Popular Bitcoin Key Management, Wallet and Cold Storage Solutions in Presence of Poor RNG Events,
    16 October 2014, preprint available here.
  5. Nicolas Courtois:
    On The Longest Chain Rule and Programmed Self-Destruction of Crypto Currencies.
    Here is a video about the Longest Chain Rule and 51% attacks.
  6. Nicolas T. Courtois, Pinar Emirdag and Daniel A. Nagy:
    Could Bitcoin Transactions Be 100x Faster?,
    appears in proceedings of
    SECRYPT 2014, 28-30 August 2014, Vienna, Austria.
    An extended version in preparation.
    Her is our poster about improving bitcoin speed
    presented at SECRYPT 2014.
  7. Nicolas T. Courtois, Pinar Emirdag and Zhouyixing Wang:
    On Detection of Bitcoin Mining Redirection Attacks, In ICISSP 2015, 1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, 9-11 Feb 2015, Angers, France.   Here is the paper and here are slides presented.
  8. Nicolas Courtois, Marek Grajek, Rahul Naik:
    Optimizing SHA256 in Bitcoin Mining.
    In proceedings of CSS 2014, Springer, 2014.
    Available here. And here are our detailed slides on bitcoin mining.
  9. Nicolas Courtois, Marek Grajek, Rahul Naik:
    The Unreasonable Fundamental Incertitudes Behind Bitcoin Mining, 31 October 2013. Available here.  Older slides of May 2014. Later extended slides on bitcoin mining.
  10. Nicolas Courtois, Lear Bahack:
    On Subversive Miner Strategies and Block Withholding Attack in Bitcoin Digital Currency.
  11. Nicolas Courtois, Marek Grajek, Rahul Naik:
    The Unreasonable Fundamental Incertitudes Behind Bitcoin Mining.

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