Rethinking Blockchain Security: Position Paper [article]

Vincent Chia, Pieter Hartel, Qingze Hum, Sebastian Ma, Georgios Piliouras, Daniel Reijsbergen, Mark van Staalduinen, Pawel Szalachowski
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Blockchain technology has become almost as famous for incidents involving security breaches as for its innovative potential. We shed light on the prevalence and nature of these incidents through a database structured using the STIX format. Apart from OPSEC-related incidents, we find that the nature of many incidents is specific to blockchain technology. Two categories stand out: smart contracts, and techno-economic protocol incentives. For smart contracts, we propose to use recent advances in
more » ... ftware testing to find flaws before deployment. For protocols, we propose the PRESTO framework that allows us to compare different protocols within a five-dimensional framework.
arXiv:1806.04358v2 fatcat:jebues6rdfg2fdz26s6haolfgm