Computing with Crypto-currency

This research project aims to deepen our understanding of this interaction. On one hand, we will study the applications opened up by computing with existing crypto currencies (such as auctions with guaranteed fair execution and decentralized online games), looking at their complexity under various metrics, as well as searching for new applications.  On the other hand we will explore the underlying crypto currency protocols themselves, proposing extensions and alternative constructions that could improve the existing state of the art.