Recent trends in decentralized cryptocurrencies

Aviv Zohar*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Following Bitcoin's introduction, decentralized cryptocurrencies began to emerge as a new application domain for computer science. Bitcoin's protocol has been researched and improved upon along many fronts: from its underlying incentives, through to its cryptographic primitives and its security. Many research questions and challenges still remain as cryptocurrencies and other financial systems that rely on similar principles gain wider adoption.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSTOC 2017 - Proceedings of the 49th Annual ACM SIGACT Symposium on Theory of Computing
EditorsPierre McKenzie, Valerie King, Hamed Hatami
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345286
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2017
Event49th Annual ACM SIGACT Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 2017 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 19 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
VolumePart F128415
ISSN (Print)0737-8017


Conference49th Annual ACM SIGACT Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC 2017

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  • Bitcoin
  • Cryptocurrencies


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