Parnian Alimi

How to Spot and Prevent an Eclipse Attack

Studies of blockchain architectures often start with the consensus algorithms and implicitly assume that information flows perfectly through the underlying peer-to-peer network, and peer discovery is sound and fully decentralized. In practice this is not always the case. A few years ago, a team of researchers looked at the Bitcoin1…

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On the Use of Pedersen Commitments for Confidential Payments

The increased adoption of financial blockchains has fueled a lot of cryptography research in recent years. One area of high interest is transaction confidentiality which requires hiding investors’ account balances and transaction amounts, while enforcing compliance rules and performing validity checks on all activities. This blog post will look at…

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June 15, 2021

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