Hamilton Institute Seminar

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Hamilton Institute Seminar Room (317), 3rd Floor Eolas Building

Speaker: ​Professor Guillermo Navarro-Arribas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Title: "Some balance disclosure and availability attacks on the Lightning Network"

Abstract: The Lightning Network is a payment network that running as a
second layer on top of Bitcoin and other blockchain-based
cryptocurrencies. It provides scalable and fast payments and some degree
of anonymity. In this talk we will present the main functionality of the
Lightning Networks and describe some recent attacks. One refers to
balance disclosure and the other is a denial of service over the
availability of payment channels. More information: