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Privacy-Preserving Cryptocurrencies, Summer Semester 2020

Kick-off meeting for this lecture: 20 April 2020, 14:15

Link for the kick-off meeting: Zoom

Meeting ID: 974 9751 4073
Password: Please e-mail dominique.schroeder@fau.de

Given the coronavirus related restrictions, we will be offering the course in a remote fashion. We will be uploading video lectures on StudOn in a weekly fashion.

Regarding exercises, we will upload exercise questions every week and discuss them together at some point which will be announced at a later point.

Tentative schedule for the lectures can be found below. These are subject to changes and any such change will be announced via StudOn.

Lecture number
Topic  Date of Upload
1 Introduction 20.04.2020
2 Cryptographic Background I 20.04.2020
3 Cryptographic Background II 20.04.2020
4 Blockchain Background 20.04.2020
5 Bitcoin Background 20.04.2020
6 Privacy in Bitcoin: Coinjoin, Coinshuffle 20.04.2020
7 Privacy in Bitcoin: Zerocoin Overview 11.05.2020
8 Privacy in Bitcoin: Tools for Zerocoin I 11.05.2020
9 Privacy in Bitcoin: Tools for Zerocoin II 18.05.2020
10 Privacy in Bitcoin: Zerocoin formalisation 18.05.2020
11 Privacy in Bitcoin: Zerocoin security 25.05.2020
12 Privacy in Bitcoin: Tumblebit 25.05.2020
13 Introduction to Privacy preserving cryptocurrencies 01.06.2020
14 Monero formalisation I 01.06.2020
15 Monero formalisation II 08.06.2020
16 Monero Generic cosntruction 08.06.2020
17 Monero: Omniring I 15.06.2020
18 Monero: Omniring II 15.06.2020
19 Monero: Omniring III 22.06.2020
20 Monero: Omniring IV 22.06.2020
21 Introduction to Zcash 29.06.2020
22 Zcash formalisation 29.06.2020
23 Tools for Zcash 06.07.2020
24 Zcash protocol 06.07.2020
25 Zcash security 13.07.2020