4th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research

In association with Financial Crypto 2017
April 7, 2017
The Palace Hotel

Call for Papers

The success of Bitcoin and subsequent decentralized cryptographic currencies has led to fascinating research in multiple venues, including top security conferences, legal journals, and reports of international financial organizations. This workshop aims to bring together interested scholars from all relevant disciplines who study cryptographic currencies and their surrounding ecosystems. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:
  • The Bitcoin protocol and extensions (cryptography, scripting language etc.)
  • Applications using or built on top of Bitcoin
  • New applications of blockchain technology
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
  • Cryptocurrency adoption and transition dynamics
  • Economic and monetary aspects
  • Relation to other payment systems
  • Real-world measurements and metrics
  • Transaction graph analysis
  • Privacy and anonymity-enhancing technologies
  • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
  • Regulation and law enforcement
  • Forensics and monitoring
  • Economics and game theory of mining
  • Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn, and virtual mining
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Usability and user studies
  • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) virtual currencies
  • Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, …)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline2016-12-15
Author Notification2017-01-30
Early registration deadline2017-02-17
Paper Revision Deadline2017-02-28


Submit your paper online here

The workshop solicits manuscripts that represent significant and novel research contributions. Submissions must not substantially overlap with works that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should follow the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science format and should be no more than 12 pages, excluding references and well-marked appendices. There is no limit on the length of the references and appendices. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Authors who seek to submit their works to journals may opt-out by publishing an extended abstract only.

Short papers (8 pages or less including references and appendices) are also welcome and should be submitted with "(short paper)" in the title.

All submissions will be reviewed double-blind, and as such, must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references.

Program Chairs

Joseph BonneauStanford University, USA
Andrew MillerUniversity of Illinois, USA

Program Committee

Elli Androulaki IBM Zürich, Switzerland
Foteini Baldimtsi George Mason University, USA
Iddo Bentov Cornell University, USA
Rainer Böhme University of Innsbruck, Austria
Melissa Chase Microsoft Research, USA
Nicolas Christin Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jeremy Clark Concordia University, Canada
George Danezis University College London, UK
Christian Decker Blockstream, USA
Tadge DryjaMIT Digital Currency Initiative
Ittay Eyal Cornell University, USA
Bryan Ford EPFL, Switzerland
Juan Garay Yahoo! Research, USA
Christina Garman Johns Hopins University, USA
Arthur Gervais ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Garrick Hilemen University of Cambridge, UK
Ethan Heilman Boston University, USA
Ari Juels Cornell Tech, USA
Stefan Dziembowski University of Warsaw, Poland
Aniket Kate Purdue University, USA
Ian Miers Johns Hopkins University, USA
Patrick McCorry Newcastle University, UK
Malte Möser Princeton University, USA
Andrew Poelstra Blockstream, USA
Christian Reitwießner Ethereum Foundation, Switzerland
Yonatan Sompolinsky Hebrew University, Israel
Eran Tromer Tel Aviv University, Israel
Peter Van Valkenburgh Coin Center, USA
Luke Valenta University of Pennsylvania, USA
Nathan Wilcox Zcash, USA
Pieter Wuille Blockstream, USA