Rethinking Blockchain Security: Position Paper

Vincent Chia, Pieter Hartel, Qingze Hum, Sebastian Ma, Georgios Piliouras, Daniel Reijsbergen, Mark Van Staalduinen, Pawel Szalachowski
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData)  
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.
doi:10.1109/cybermatics_2018.2018.00222 dblp:conf/ithings/ChiaHHMPRSS18 fatcat:osem3ob2jvbdhn6vl6kldpvium