Nov 16, 2018, 6:30 - 11:30 PM
Amsterdam
Master Workshop: Layer I solutions
A truly effective scalability solution to blockchain is yet to arise - is there an on-chain solution to be found?
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Blockchain technology’s potential has been much publicised. However, there remain significant obstacles to be overcome before it achieves widespread adoption.

The most pressing question to be answered is whether or not it can scale-in terms of both total transaction volume and the number of independent participants involved in processing them.

A wide variety of solutions have been proposed. These fall into two categories — layer I ‘on-chain' solutions, such as Ethereum’s effort to implement sharding, or layer II solutions built on top of the blockchain ‘off-chain', such as the Lightning Network.

How feasible are these solutions? Are these just short-term fixes? What are the fundamental tradeoffs? What can we expect in the future?

Programme
09:30
09:35
Welcoming words
09:35
10:00
Another coin bites the dust
Sergi Delgado Segura
10:00
10:30
DAG-based cryptocurrency framework
Chris Carr
10:30
11:00
Scalability of distributed ledgers: DAG-based decentralized consensus protocols for cryptocurrencies
Roman Oliynikov
11:00
11:30
Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution
Yoad Lewenberg
11:30
12:00
Coffee break
12:00
12:30
Autoleakus: Practical Non-Outsourceable Proof-of-Work Protocol
Vasily Kharin
12:30
13:00
Enhancing Bitcoin Security and Performance with Strong Consistency via Collective Signing
Kogias Eleftherios Kokoris
13:00
13:30
Betting on Blockchain Consensus with Fantômette
Sarah Azouvi
13:30
14:30
Lunch
14:30
15:00
Consistency guarantees of different blockchain algorithms and their relation to scalability concerns
Lucianna Kiffer
15:00
15:30
Hashgraph – Gossip about gossip, virtual voting and proxy staking
Greg Scullard
15:30
16:00
Lay Down the Common Metrics: Evaluating Proof-of-Work Consensus Protocols' Security
Ren Zhang
16:00
16:30
Coffee break
16:30
17:30
Working group I - Multilayer implementation of blockchain systems
Linus Gasser
16:30
17:30
Working group II - Hands on analysis of the Bitcoin UTXO set
Sergi Delgado Segura
17:30
18:30
Working group I - Multilayer implementation of blockchain systems
Linus Gasser
17:30
18:30
Working group III - Treasury: decentralized community controlled mechanism for sustainable funding of the cryptocurrency development and maintenance
Roman Oliynikov
18:30
18:40
Closing remarks
18:40
19:00
Apograf: Curated Scientific Insight
Kirill Kharitonenko
Vasily Kharin
19:00
22:00
Social activity