student profile: Mr Christopher Natoli


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Building the Blocks: Blockchain Consensus from Private to Public

Supervisors: Ralph HOLZ , Vincent GRAMOLI

Thesis abstract:

Currency is a foundational aspect of society, in which a person can exchange and trade for resources or services. The new paradigm shift sparked by the Blockchain has been seen as a revolution to the economy. The Blockchain offers a new form of payment allowing direct transfer of assets between two people without the need for a trusted middle party.
However, the blockchain suffers from an impeding problem of performance. The performance of mainstream systems still do not achieve throughput equivalent to the centralized systems, a foundational aspect preventing it from being integrated into critical infrastructure and every day living. As Blockchains are being grow increasingly popular with promising benefits, especially in the financial sector, better performance is required to ensure the successful integration into society.

Selected publications

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Conferences

  • Natoli, C., Gramoli, V. (2017). The Balance Attack or Why Forkable Blockchains are Ill-Suited for Consortium. 2017 47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Natoli, C., Gramoli, V. (2016). The Blockchain Anomaly. The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA 2016), Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]

2017

  • Natoli, C., Gramoli, V. (2017). The Balance Attack or Why Forkable Blockchains are Ill-Suited for Consortium. 2017 47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]

2016

  • Natoli, C., Gramoli, V. (2016). The Blockchain Anomaly. The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA 2016), Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]

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