Special topics of interest including cryptocurrencies and whitebox cryptography are discussed.
Topic 1: Publish or Perish: A Backward-Compatible Defense against Selfish Mining in Bitcoin
Authors: Ren Zhang and Bart Preneel
Topic 2: WEM: A New Family of White-Box Block Ciphers Based on the Even-Mansour Construction
Authors: Jihoon Cho, Kyu Young Choi, Itai Dinur, Orr Dunkelman, Nathan Keller, Dukjae Moon and Aviya Veidberg