Fun in the Sun on Roosevelt Island
The IC3 2018 Spring Retreat was on May 10 at Cornell Tech in NYC. After the event, many faced the late afternoon sun for a photo. Pictured from the lower right clockwise are IC3 professors and session chairs, Prof. Sarah Meiklejohn, University College London (UCL) and Prof. Dawn Song, UC Berkeley, with PhD student Sarah Azouvi, UCL, Libby Kent, JP Morgan, Chris Ramming, VMware, Virgil Griffith, Ethereum, Patrick McCorry, UCL, and Mike DiPetrillo, VMware.
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Don't miss our Next Event! Register Now for the third IC3-Ethereum Crypto Boot Camp on July 12-18 , at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. This is for full-time blockchain developers who want to learn, contribute and advance blockchain solutions. Join @socrates1024 @VitalikButerin @AriJuels (see previous Boot Camp Awards Dinner photo below ) and @paddyucl @secparam @ittayeyal @dawnsongtweets & many more.
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In addition to our Boot Camps and Working Group meetings, IC3 faculty, students and industry members gather at IC3 Retreats to discuss the major technical challenges, issues and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption.
Pictured left to right at the 2018 Spring Retreat, are Yorke Rhodes (Microsoft), Mike DiPetrillo (VMware), Shaul Kfir (Digital Asset), Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation), Bob McElrath (Fidelity), Salman Baset (IBM), Mic Bowman (Intel), Prof. Emin Gün Sirer (Cornell). Photo was taken at the break after Session 5 – “Pain Points and Hot Topics on the Path to Production”.
by  Fan Zhang Phil Daian Iddo Bentov , and  Ari Juels

by  Karen Levy


Net Neutrality, Content Providers and Blockchain by Cryptoslate on May 18, 2018

Solve Genomics With the Blockchain? Why The Hell Not  by Wired on February 21, 2018

Will Cryptocurrencies Spy on Us or Set Us Free?  by PBS - Nova Next on February 15, 2018

The Wired Guide To Bitcoin  by Wired on February 01, 2018

Bitcoin’s utopia has failed as big players hold all the power  by New Scientist on January 17, 2018

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created  by Scientific American on January 10, 2018

Giulia Fanti, Surya Bakshi, Shaileshh Bojja Venkatakrishnan, Andrew Miller, Bradley Denby, Shruti Bhargava, Pramod Viswanath, Dandelion++: Lightweight Cryptocurrency Networking with Formal Anonymity Guarantees, ACM SIGMETRICS 2018 (to appear).

Kevin Lee and Andrew Miller, Authenticated Data Structures for Privacy-Preserving Monero Light Clients, IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain, IEEE S&B 2018 (to appear).

A.E. Gencer, S. Basu, I. Eyal, R.V. Renesse, E.G. Sirer. Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum Networks. Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), 2018.

Sarah Meiklejohn and Rebekah Mercer , Möbius: Trustless Tumbling for Transaction Privacy , PETS 2018.

Malte Möser, Kyle Soska, Ethan Heilman, Kevin Lee, Henry Heffan, Shashvat Srivastava, Kyle Hogan, Jason Hennessey, Andrew Miller, Arvind Narayanan, and Nicolas Christin, An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain , PETS 2018.

Sinisa Matetic, Moritz Schneider, Andrew Miller, Ari Juels and Srdjan Capkun, DelegaTEE: Brokered Delegation Using Trusted Execution Environments ,   USENIX Security 2018.

George Kappos, Haaroon Yousaf, Mary Maller, and Sarah Meiklejohn, An Empirical Analysis of Anonymity in Zcash , USENIX Security 2018.

Yi Zhou, Deepak Kumar, Surya Bakshi, Joshua Mason, Andrew Miller, and Michael Bailey, Erays: Reverse Engineering Ethereum's Opaque Smart Contracts , USENIX Security 2018.

R. Cheng, F. Zhang, J. Kos, W. He, N. Hynes, N. Johnson, A. Juels, A. Miller, D. Song,  Ekiden: A Platform for Confidentiality-Preserving, Trustworthy, and Performant Smart Contract Execution

E. Hildenbrandt, M. Saxena, X. Zhu, N. Rodrigues, P. Daian, D. Guth and G. Rosu,  KEVM: A Complete Semantics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine

P. Daian, R. Pass and E. Shi,  Snow White: Provably Secure Proofs of Stake

P. McCorry, A. Hicks, S. Meiklejohn,  Smart Contracts for Bribing Miners


Blockchain Might Be a Big Deal, Some Day by Fortune on April 18, 2018

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The Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) 
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The IC3 2018 Spring Retreat attendees gathered for a group photo at the end of the day in the lobby of the Tata Innovation Center, on May 10 at Cornell Tech in NYC.