Bitter to better - how to make bitcoin a better currency
Barber, Simon, Boyen, Xavier, Shi, Elaine, & Uzun, Ersin (2012) Bitter to better - how to make bitcoin a better currency. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7397, pp. 399-414.
Bitcoin is a distributed digital currency which has attracted a substantial number of users. We perform an in-depth investigation to understand what made Bitcoin so successful, while decades of research on cryptographic e-cash has not lead to a large-scale deployment. We ask also how Bitcoin could become a good candidate for a long-lived stable currency. In doing so, we identify several issues and attacks of Bitcoin, and propose suitable techniques to address them.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||16th International Conference, FC 2012, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Februray 27-March 2, 2012, Revised Selected Papers|
|Keywords:||Data encryption, Systems and data security, Management and computing , Computers and society, Information security|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Springer-Verlag|
|Copyright Statement:||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32946-3_29|
|Deposited On:||25 Mar 2014 22:41|
|Last Modified:||16 Jul 2014 12:51|
Repository Staff Only: item control page