Resources Recommended For UCL Students Doing Research On Bitcoin:
- Andreas M. Antonopoulos (former UCL student):
Mastering Bitcoin, Unlocking digital crypto-currencies,
Free early release of Chapter 4 (full ebook costs 28 USD).
- Jens Groth and Markulf Kohlweiss:
One-out-of-Many Proofs: Or How to Leak a Secret and Spend a Coin, cf. here.
- George Danezis and Sarah Meiklejohn: Centrally Banked Cryptocurrencies, cf. here.
Research Reports Written By Our Students:
IMPORTANT: PROVIDED AS SUBMITTED by the student, some of these documents
CONTAIN ERRORS made by the student, not all such errors have been corrected.
- Di Wang: Secure Implementation of ECDSA Signatures in Bitcoin, UCL MSc thesis submitted 1 September 2014: thesis / slides.
- Yiteng Zhang: Economics of Competing Crypto Currencies: Monetary Policy, Miner Reward and Historical Evolution , UCL MSc thesis submitted 1 September 2014: thesis / slides / related report.
- Jingxian Luo: Displacement of Hash Power, Security and Market Landscape in Competing Cryptocurrencies, UCL MSc thesis submitted 9 September 2014: thesis / slides.
- Bissesar Shiva: Analysis of Bitcoin Transaction Flows to Reveal Usage and Geographic Patterns, UCL MSc thesis submitted 1 September 2013: thesis / slides.
- Rahul Naik: Optimising the SHA256 Hashing Algorithm for Faster and More Efficient Bitcoin Mining, UCL MSc thesis submitted 2 September 2013: thesis / slides / schematics – BEWARE: this work contains some errors, more up-to-date paper can be found here.
Selected Papers on Bitcoin Written By Well-Known Researchers:
- Marcin Andrychowicz, Stefan Dziembowski, Daniel Malinowski, Łukasz Mazurek: Secure Multiparty Computations on Bitcoin, In 35th IEEE Symp. on Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2014, best paper award.
Here is one different version of this paper.
Some slides on this topic can be found here [view,pptx].
- Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir: Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph, 2012/584.
- Joshua A. Kroll, Ian C. Davey, and Edward W. Felten: The Economics of Bitcoin Mining, or Bitcoin in the Presence of Adversaries, In WEIS 2013, 12th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, Washington, DC, 11-12 June 2013, here.