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Workshop on

Distributed Cryptocurrencies and Consensus Ledgers (DCCL 2016)
25th July 2016, Chicago (IL), USA


Co-located with PODC 2016 (http://www.podc.org)


This workshop aims at discussing questions of consistency, concurrency,
distributed knowledge, integrity, and reaching consensus in the context of
cryptocurrencies and consensus.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
* Distributed consensus among selfish nodes
* Scalability
* Mechanisms for consensus ledgers
* Proof-of-work and alternatives
* Byzantine fault tolerance
* Systems implementing distributed ledgers and blockchains
* Applications of blockchains to distributed computing
* Nakamoto consensus and protocols based on proof-of-work
* Smart contracts
* Anonymity and privacy


 8:45 -  9:00   Welcome

 9:00 - 10:00   Session 1 - Invited talks

                Aviv Zohar (Hebrew University)
                Bitcoin's security revisited

                Ittay Eyal (Cornell University)
                Blockchains and Proof of Work

10:00 - 10:30   Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00   Session 2 - Contributed talks

                Enhancing Accountability and Trust in Distributed Ledgers
                Maurice Herlihy and Mark Moir (Brown University and Oracle

                A Blockchain Based on Gossip? -- A Position Paper
                Robbert van Renesse (Cornell University)

                Hybrid Consensus: Scalable Permissionless Consensus
                Rafael Pass and Elaine Shi (CornellTech, Cornell
                University, and IC3)

                Architecture of the Hyperledger Blockchain Fabric
                Christian Cachin (IBM Research)

12:00 - 13:30   Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00   Session 3 - Invited talks

                Sarah Meiklejohn (University College London)
                Alternatives to Blockchains: Shared Ledgers and Beyond
                Aniket Kate (Purdue University)
                Distributed IOweYou Credit Networks

                Emin Gün Sirer (Cornell University)
                Hacking, Distributed

15:00 - 15:30   Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00   Session 4 - Contributed talks

                Efficient Asynchronous Atomic Broadcast

                Andrew Miller, Yu Xia, Kyle Croman, Elaine Shi, Dawn Song
                (University of Maryland, University of Illinois at
                Urbana-Champaign, Tsinghua University, Cornell University,
                and University of California at Berkeley)

                BVP: Byzantine Vertical Paxos
                Ittai Abraham and Dahlia Malkhi (VMware Research)

                Extending Existing Blockchains with Virtualchain
                Jude Nelson, Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea (Princeton University
                and Blockstack Labs)

                On the Danger of Private Blockchains
                Vincent Gramoli (NICTA/Data61 and University of Sydney)

17:00           Closing

Program Committee

Elli Androulaki, IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland
Joseph Bonneau, Stanford University, USA
Christian Cachin, IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland, Chair
Christian Decker, ETH Zürich
Juan A. Garay, Yahoo Labs, USA
Seth Gilbert, National University of Singapore
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Athens
Marko Vukolić, IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland

Registration and Venue

The workshop takes place in connection with the PODC 2016 conference, see

For registration please use the PODC website and register for the workshop
day July 25 or for PODC+Workshops. Please note that the registration fees
increase as the event date approaches.

The workshop will be held in downtown Chicago at the Corboy Law Center of
Loyola University (Water Tower Campus). Detailed directions are here:

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