Fall 2019

An Overview of Mechanism Design Challenges for Cryptocurrencies

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 3:30 pm4:15 pm

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Matt Weinberg (Princeton University)

Miners in a cryptocurrency are not assumed to benevolently follow a proposed protocol, but rather they are incentivized to do so. From a mechanism design perspective, this talk will overview several formal challenges that have been discovered towards the design of protocols which successfully incentivize miners to follow them.