Blockchain Protocol and Security Engineering
This conference will explore the use of formal methods, empirical analysis, and risk modeling to better understand security and systemic risk in blockchain protocols. The conference aims to foster multidisciplinary collaboration among practitioners and researchers in blockchain protocols, distributed systems, cryptography, computer security, and risk management. The study of cyber-social systems will yield a superior policy framework to address immediate cyber-threats and challenges, enhance the social gains from technical innovation and head off longer-term emergent flaws. In pursuing these goals, the Stanford Cyber Initiative will promote expansive research and discussion that combine the University’s expertise in both technology and various social systems. Initially, we will focus on the following four social systems: consumer markets, employment and the workplace, medicine and health care, and democracy and politics.