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Seminar: Validation of Decentralised Smart Contracts Through Game Theory and Formal Methods

posted Jul 18, 2016, 7:33 AM by Massimo Bartoletti   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 8:45 AM ]

Upcoming Seminar

July 22, 15.00 (Aula C)
Palazzo delle Scienze - Cagliari

Andrea Bracciali

SICSA Lecturer - University of Stirling (UK)

Abstract. Decentralised smart contracts represent the next step in the development of protocols that support the interaction of independent players without the presence of a coercing authority. Based on protocols à la BitCoin for digital currencies, smart contracts are believed to be a potentially enabling technology for a wealth of future applications. The validation of such an early developing technology is as necessary as it is complex. In this paper we combine game theory and formal models to tackle the new challenges posed by the validation of such systems.