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AStERISK: Auction-based Shared Economy ResolutIon System for blocKchain [article]

Alberto Sonnino, Michał Król, Argyrios G. Tasiopoulos, Ioannis Psaras
2019 arXiv   pre-print
AStERISK bridges this gap allowing to perform sealed-bid auctions on blockchains, automatically determine the most optimal price for services, and assign clients to the most suitable workers.  ...  Recent developments in blockchains and edge computing allows to deploy decentralized shared economy with utility tokens, where altcoins secure and reward useful work.  ...  AStERISK allows to securely perform sealed-bid auction on a blockchain using anonymous credentials and zeroknowledge proofs of knowledge.  ... 
arXiv:1901.07824v1 fatcat:sk2y7nxemzfzzloqbiwz2fpoze

Trustee: Full Privacy Preserving Vickrey Auction on top of Ethereum [article]

Hisham S. Galal, Amr M. Youssef
2019 arXiv   pre-print
As part of our contributions, we have made a prototype for Trustee available on Github for the community to review and inspect it.  ...  As a prerequisite, bidders are encouraged to verify the authenticity and security of Trustee by using the SGX remote attestation service.  ...  Sealed-Bid Auctions On Blockchain Blass and Kerschbaum [9] proposed Strain as a protocol to build a sealed-bid auction on top of the blockchain technology.  ... 
arXiv:1905.06280v1 fatcat:ecuqgcizazdrvcrbx3igw4tnyq

Anonymous Sealed-Bid Auction on Ethereum

Gaurav Sharma, Denis Verstraeten, Vishal Saraswat, Jean-Michel Dricot, Olivier Markowitch
2021 Electronics  
In this paper, we firstly analyze the specific requirements for blockchain-based anonymous fair auctions.  ...  Bidders can participate in existing blockchain-based auctions while protecting the confidentiality of their bids in a decentralized, transparent, secure, and auditable manner.  ...  Ideally, this party is trusted and Strain [11] presented a protocol to build a blockchain-based sealed-bid auction, preserving bid privacy against malicious parties.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10192340 fatcat:bwn7aruwezh2dorx2cklaeyzc4

When Blockchain Meets Auction Models: A Survey, Some Applications, and Challenges [article]

Zeshun Shi, Cees de Laat, Paola Grosso, Zhiming Zhao
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Complementary features between blockchain and auction models trigger a great potential for research and innovation.  ...  On the one hand, the decentralized nature of blockchain can provide a trustworthy, secure, and cost-effective mechanism to manage the auction process; on the other hand, auction models can be utilized  ...  Hawk compiler automatically builds cryptographic protocols for users. [202] Strain is a secure auction protocol based on blockchain.  ... 
arXiv:2110.12534v1 fatcat:tpy2cv7sz5dc3dpchnmrniab5e

Privacy-Preserving P2P Energy Market on the Blockchain [article]

Alain Brenzikofer, Noa Melchior
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Quartierstrom creates a peer-to-peer marketplace for locally generated solar power. The marketplace is implemented as a smart contract on a permissioned blockchain governed by all prosumers.  ...  Two privacy-by-design concepts are presented which guarantee that the users individual load profile is not leaked to any third party despite using a blockchain.  ...  Strain (Secure aucTions foR blockchAINs) [27] proposes a sealed-bid auction for blockchains, leveraging zero-knowledge proofs. The protocol, however, relies on a semi-trusted judge. V.  ... 
arXiv:1905.07940v1 fatcat:wo5crogtxjhh3hourqnnvzbpmm

NFTracer: A Non-Fungible Token Tracking Proof-of-Concept Using Hyperledger Fabric [article]

Mustafa Bal, Caitlin Ner
2019 arXiv   pre-print
To achieve the capabilities of our platform, we use NFTracer to build an artwork auction and a real estate auction, which vary in technical complexity and demonstrate the advantages of being able to track  ...  However, there have not been many attempts to provide a standard platform for virtually storing the states of unique tangible entities and their subsequent modifications.  ...  Blass and Kerschbaum [12] introduced Strain, a protocol that executed sealed-bid auctions on top of blockchains to offer confidentiality against fully malicious parties.  ... 
arXiv:1905.04795v1 fatcat:fngo3hfiizdpvoij7idpl2zywu

Anonymous Auction Protocol Based on Time-Released Encryption Atop Consortium BlockChain

Jie Xiong, Qi Wang
2019 International Journal of Advanced Information Technology  
However, for the inherent transparency properties and the lack of privacy, deploying a financial application on top of it is always a challenge.  ...  The Ethereum blockchain as a decentralized platform is so successful that many applications deployed on it.  ...  For the privacy of scheme, Strain [19] propose to use pseudonym in hiding user identity, but when the first money is transferred to a new address, his identity will be exposed.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijait.2019.9101 fatcat:azkbityf7vcvtjoivx2qsd7lpi

PASTRAMI: Privacy-preserving, Auditable, Scalable Trustworthy Auctions for Multiple Items [article]

Michał Król, Alberto Sonnino, Argyrios Tasiopoulos, Ioannis Psaras, Etienne Rivière
2020 arXiv   pre-print
It leverages the Ethereum blockchain for auditability, combining efficient off-chain computations with novel, on-chain proofs of misbehaviour.  ...  We present PASTRAMI, a decentralised platform enabling trustworthy assignments of items and prices between a large number of sellers and bidders, through the support of multi-item auctions.  ...  Strain uses a two-party comparison protocol based on Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC), but has a flaw that reveals the order of bids.  ... 
arXiv:2004.06403v3 fatcat:saeyrp7hwzbv7kyqss4yxuf2lq

The Security Reference Architecture for Blockchains: Towards a Standardized Model for Studying Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Defenses [article]

Ivan Homoliak, Sarad Venugopalan, Qingze Hum, Daniel Reijsbergen, Richard Schumi, Pawel Szalachowski
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Blockchains are distributed systems, in which security is a critical factor for their success.  ...  We propose the security reference architecture (SRA) for blockchains, which adopts a stacked model (similar to the ISO/OSI) describing the nature and hierarchy of various security and privacy aspects.  ...  Strain [266] is an auction protocol that guarantees the privacy of bids against malicious bidders and, in contrast to [263] , [264] also against the auctioneer.  ... 
arXiv:1910.09775v2 fatcat:xvxnekjhtbbt7dc4b3kxy3m6xi

The Security Reference Architecture for Blockchains: Towards a Standardized Model for Studying Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Defenses

Ivan Homoliak, Sarad Venugopalan, Daniel Reijsbergen, Qingze Hum, Richard Schumi, Pawel Szalachowski
2020 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Blockchains are distributed systems, in which security is a critical factor for their success.  ...  the security reference architecture (SRA) for blockchains, which adopts a stacked model (similar to the ISO/OSI) describing the nature and hierarchy of various security and privacy aspects.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank our colleagues Pieter Hartel, Stefanos Leonardos, and Mark van Staalduinen for their valuable feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2020.3033665 fatcat:hcrsvvkb2ffmbdlspshy66wg2y

Blockchain Radio Access Network (B-RAN): Towards Decentralized Secure Radio Access Paradigm

Xintong Ling, Jiaheng Wang, Taha Bouchoucha, Bernard C. Levy, Zhi Ding
2019 IEEE Access  
Enlightened by the power of blockchain technology, we propose a blockchain radio access network (B-RAN) architecture and develop decentralized, secure, and efficient mechanisms to manage network access  ...  We further identify promising advanced functions made possible by adopting blockchain for open radio access networks. Our test results demonstrate the benefits of the B-RAN architecture.  ...  As a protocol of wireless access, it is possible to use a less number of confirmations for security in B-RAN than that in cryptocurrencies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2018.2890557 fatcat:ypvkral3jfevjbcw255m2ysb5y

A Review on Application of Blockchain in 5G and Beyond Networks: Taxonomy, Field-trials, Challenges and Opportunities

Mohammad Tahir, Mohammed Hadi Habaebi, Mohammad Dabbagh, Amna Mughees, Abdul Ahad, Kazi Istiaque Ahmed
2020 IEEE Access  
In [39] , DistBlockNet is proposed for a distributed secure IoT network that uses SDN and Blockchain to provide adaptability, reliability, scalability and security.  ...  Again, the Blockchain with smart contracts can be used to efficiently and securely share and auction spectrum in an automated, transparent, and trusted manner without intermediaries.  ...  His research interest includes 5G, Internet of things, Game theory for wireless networks, wireless security, Blockchain and autonomic computing.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3003020 fatcat:s4wcxzjccbcvxkmnwn7tsxtvvu

A comprehensive survey on smart contract construction and execution: paradigms, tools, and systems [article]

Bin Hu, Zongyang Zhang, Jianwei Liu, Yizhong Liu, Jiayuan Yin, Rongxing Lu, Xiaodong Lin
2021 Patterns   accepted
However, a comprehensive survey for these proposals is absent, hindering new researchers and developers from a quick start.  ...  Smart contracts are regarded as one of the most promising and appealing notions in blockchain technology.  ...  Strain [79] is a private auction protocol, where participants' identities and bids are hidden.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.patter.2020.100179 pmid:33659907 pmcid:PMC7892363 arXiv:2008.13413v2 fatcat:2k4v2olwobe2vnajvpw5qd2p3e

The Promise of Blockchain Technology for Global Securities and Derivatives Markets: The New Financial Ecosystem and the 'Holy Grail' of Systemic Risk Containment

Emilios Avgouleas, Aggelos Kiayias
2019 European Business Organization Law Review  
It also sketches a comprehensive blockchain-based framework for the development of permission-based platforms for derivatives clearing and settlement and the handling of liquidity shortages within DLT  ...  The change in the technology paradigm with the introduction of DLT systems for securities and derivatives FMI can increase investor control, the efficiency of risk management and, to some extent, augment  ...  the exclusion of these securities from the pool of eligible collateral intensifying the liquidity and solvency strains facing market participants. 82 DLT Benefits The introduction of DLT platforms for  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40804-019-00133-3 fatcat:ehe2moeqnzbura5ximzvynfwva

Blockchain Applications to Improve Operation and Security of Transportation Systems: A Survey

Navid Khoshavi, Gabrielle Tristani, Arman Sargolzaei
2021 Electronics  
The focus of this paper is mainly on the potential applications of blockchain in the future of transportation systems to be integrated with connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to provide a broad overview  ...  In particular, blockchain technology has been shown to be increasingly relevant in the field of transportation systems.  ...  Less network strain and high security in transactions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10050629 fatcat:qb2b2uw7vbdlnl6etckqsafnsu
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