Conference Program


1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research

In Assocation with Financial Crypto 14
March 7, 2014
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

International Financial Cryptography Association logo

All events take place in the Khiaroon at the Accra Beach Hotel unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, March 6, 2014

6:00pm–8:00pm Workshop Welcome Reception
Location: Accra Deck

8:00pm–9:00pm Floor Show: limbo dancing, fire eating, and stilt walking
(Open to Everyone)
Location: Fig Tree
Friday, March 7, 2014

8:30am–9:00am Registration

9:00am–9:15am Opening Remarks
Rainer Böhme

Session 1: Evaluating Bitcoin Transactions
Session Chair: Nicolas Christin

Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir.
How Did Dread Pirate Roberts Acquire and Protect His Bitcoin Wealth?

Malte Möser, Rainer Böhme and Dominic Breuker.
Towards Risk Scoring of Bitcoin Transactions

David Vandervort.
Challenges and Opportunities Associated with a Bitcoin-based Transaction Rating System

10:30am–11:00am Break
    Poster Session

Session 2: Legal and Policy Issues
Session Chair: Tyler Moore

Franziska Boehm and Paulina Pesch.
Bitcoin: A First Legal Analysis - with Reference to German and American Law

Panel on Bitcoin's Past, Present and Future

  • Gabriel Abed, The Koblitz Group
  • Patrick Nagurny, Bitpay
  • Members of the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors

12:15pm–1:45pm Lunch
Location: Fig Tree

Session 3: Network Security
Session Chair: Rainer Böhme

Marie Vasek, Micah Thornton and Tyler Moore.
Empirical Analysis of Denial-of-Service Attacks in the Bitcoin Ecosystem

Benjamin Johnson, Aron Laszka, Jens Grossklags, Marie Vasek and Tyler Moore.
Game-Theoretic Analysis of DDoS Attacks Against Bitcoin Mining Pools

Joan Antoni Donet Donet, Cristina Pérez-Solà and Jordi Herrera.
The Bitcoin P2P network

3:00pm–3:30pm Break
    Poster Session

Session 4: Improving Digital Currencies
Session Chair: Andrew Miller

Marcin Andrychowicz, Stefan Dziembowski, Daniel Malinowski and Łukasz Mazurek.
Fair Two-Party Computations via Bitcoin Deposits

Amitabh Saxena, Janardan Misra and Aritra Dhar.
Increasing Anonymity in Bitcoin

Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers and Aviel Rubin.
Rational Zero: Economic Security for Zerocoin with Everlasting Anonymity

6:15pm–9:30pm Oistons Fish Fry




This workshop is organized by the International Financial Cryptography Association.