The BCon (Blockchain Consensus and Beyond: Scalable Secure Consensus & Applications) project seeks to design new methods for achieving consensus in a distributed system in a secure and scalable manner by combining blockchain technologies and traditional consensus techniques based on state machine replication strengthened using hardware security features.
The BCon project is funded by the Academy of Finland (grant 309195) for three years, 2017-2020.
- November 2018: The Undeniable Truth: How Remote Attestation Circumvents Deniability Guarantees in Secure Messaging Protocols accepted for presentation at Black Hat Europe.
- September 2018: Can Blockchains Be Made Better Using Hardware-assisted Security? presented at the symposium Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly organized by TU Darmstadt’s Center for Secure Distributed Ledgers and Contracts.
- September 2017: The BCon project starts in the beginning of September!