Beltran Borja Fiz Pontiveros

Beltran Borja Fiz Pontiveros
University of Luxembourg · Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust

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Miners in Ethereum need to make a choice when they receive a block: they can fully validate the block by executing every transaction in order to validate the new state, but this consumes precious time that could be used on mining the next block. Alternatively, miners could skip some of the verification stages and proceed with the mining, taking the...
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In recent years, smart contracts have suffered major exploits, costing millions of dollars. Unlike traditional programs, smart contracts are deployed on a blockchain. As such, they cannot be modified once deployed. Though various tools have been proposed to detect vulnerable smart contracts, the majority fails to protect vulnerable contracts that h...
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Large files cannot be efficiently stored on blockchains. On one hand side, the blockchain becomes bloated with data that has to be propagated within the blockchain network. On the other hand, since the blockchain is replicated on many nodes, a lot of storage space is required without serving an immediate purpose, especially if the node operator doe...
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In this paper we propose a system that moves the bytecode of an Ethereum contract creation transaction off-chain. As blockchains are append-only we present a way to help reduce the chain size and growth for Ethereum. Contract creation transaction data is replaced with hashes which identify a file in InterPlanetary File System (IPFS). Doing so reduc...
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Bitcoin is currently the most popular digital currency. It operates on a decentralised peer-to-peer network using an open source cryptographic protocol. In this work, we create a model of the selection process performed by mining pools on the set of unconfirmed transactions and then attempt to predict if an unconfirmed transaction will be part of t...

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