Blockchain Research Reading Group

Reading List, Fall 2017

Organizer: Bhaskar Krishnamachari,
Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

 

Topic 1: Introduction to Blockchain


Topic 2: introduction to Ethereum, Smart Contracts, and DApps


Topic 3: Permissioned Distributed Ledger and Distributed Consensus Protocols



Topic 4: More on Consensus: Data Consistency Perspectives on Blockchain



Topic 5: Proof of Work and Alternatives for Public Blockchains



Topic 6:  Scaling and Performance


Topic 7: From Chains to More General Graphs



Topic 8:  Critiques of Blockchain, or, when do you (not) need to use a Blockchain


Topic 9: Decentralized Storage using Blockchain


Topic 10: Network Services and Public Key Infrastructure using Blockchain

 

Additional Resources:

Book: Narayanan et al., Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

If interested in joining our research reading group on blockchain, please contact Bhaskar Krishnamachari via email bkrishna@usc.edu