Summer 2015

How to use Bitcoin to Enhance Secure Computation

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 11:00 am11:25 am

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Calvin Lab Auditorium

I will talk about a recent line of work that integrates traditional secure computation with a formal financial framework. This line of work identifies and abstracts some key transaction functionalities offered by the Bitcoin network, and shows how to incentivize correct behavior in secure computation (and other cryptographic tasks) in a model where parties have access to such a transaction functionality.