This book seeks to generalize techniques and experiences in designing and analyzing cryptographic schemes for blockchain. It devotes three chapters to review the background and basic knowledge, four chapters to discuss specific types of cryptographic primitive design for blockchain, one chapter to discuss optimization tools and another chapter for blockchain regulation and economies. This book covers the systematic survey of research objects, as well as detailed reviews of cryptographic schemes, lectures and methodologies to practice cryptography.
The main findings of this book are summarized as following, first, the practical design and analysis of cryptographic schemes for blockchain can address major problems in blockchain at algorithmic level. Then, some intrinsic deficiencies in some traditional cryptographic primitives, like centralized setup, impractical design, etc, prevent the successful application of these primitives in blockchain. However, huge efforts are being made to make these primitives practical and applicable for researchers. Finally, the formal and rigorous design and analysis of public key cryptographic algorithms is vital to blockchain.
Design and Analysis of Cryptographic Algorithms in Blockchain is a useful textbook for graduate students and PhD students, or researches who wish to connect cryptography with blockchain for research and developing projects.
Table of Contents
1. Overview 2. Preliminaries 3. Background 4. Public-Key Signature Scheme for Blockchain 5. Public-Key Encryption Scheme for Blockchain 6. Public-Key Hash Function for Blockchain 7. Zero-Knowledge Proof for Blockchain 8. Tools as Optimizations for Blockchain 9. Regulation and Economies of Blockchain 10. Concluding Remarks
Ke Huang is currently a full-time lecturer in the College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests are blockchain and applied cryptography.
Yi Mu is currently a professor in the Institute of Data Science, City University of Macau. His research interests include cybersecurity and cryptography.
Fatemeh Rezaeibagha is currently a Lecturer of Information Technology, Media and Communications Discipline with Murdoch University, Australia. Her major research interests include cryptography, IoT, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Dr. Rezaeibagha is a member of Australian Computer Society.
Xiaosong Zhang is currently a professor in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is the Cheung Kong Scholar Distinguished Professor. His research interests are blockchain, big data security, AI security etc.