2022-07-19 - Improving Cellular Automata for Distributed Ledgers - paper published
The work “Improving Cellular Automata for Distributed Ledgers” (see previous news entry) is already online. It is to be found here: https://doi.org/10.1109/CCGrid54584.2022.00096.
2022-03-15 - Paper on improving cellular automata accepted
The publication in which a mechanism leading to reducing metastable cases for cellular automata algorithm in distributed ledgers has been proposed was accepted for presentation at the 3rd Workshop on Secure IoT, Edge and Cloud systems - SIoTEC 2022. Research work leading to this paper has been conducted with the researchers from IOTA Foundation. It is titled “Improving Cellular Automata for Distributed Ledgers” and the link to it will be provided after publication.
2021-03-25 - ASONAM demo paper on our Dru platform
The ASONAM demo paper that summarises the goals and design principles of our Dru platform for analysing blockchain by means of network science is now out - you can find it on IEEE Xplore. If you want to read more about the platform, see here.
2020-12-03 - IOTA research grant on cellular automata consensus
We started a research project kindly funded by IOTA Foundation that investigates a variety of aspects related to autopeering methods and consensus reaching in IOTA network. As an outcome it is expected to gain the knowledge on how cellular automata consensus reaching mechanism works and how to to strenghten it against variety of risks. More details here.
2020-11-07 - ASONAM 2020 demo on Dru
We are happy to announce that the demo paper on the Dru platform has been accepted for presentation and publication at ASONAM 2020 conference. We will be presenting the platform on December 7th, 2020. The work is co-authored by Radosław Michalski and Marcin Pieczka.
2020-09-21 - Dru will be presented at NetSci 2020
On Tuesday, September 22nd during a lightning talks session at NetSci 2020 - International School and Conference on Network Science we will be presenting our Dru platform for analysing blockchain as a complex network.
2020-07-09 - Special Issue: Blockchain Through the Lens of Network Science
If you are investigating blockchain from a network science perspective, I invite you to consider submitting your research to Research Topic “Blockchain Through the Lens of Network Science” in Frontiers in Blockchain journal I am co-editing with Prof. Hong-Ning Dai and Dr. Panagiotis Karampourniotis. Abstracts submissions deadline is September 5th, 2020 (however, you can submit your abstract later too) and manuscript submission deadline is January 3rd, 2021. More details here.
2020-06-24 - New publication of BERG members
We are happy to announce that a work of BERG members entitled Revealing the Character of Nodes in a Blockchain With Supervised Learning has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access. We also published an accompanying dataset collected by us with the types of nodes (miners, exchange, mining pool etc.).
2020-02-17 - Thesis on models and methods for blockchain successfully defended
Congratulations to Alicja F. (BERG member) for successful defense of her thesis on blockchain analysis: “Blockchain as a complex network - models and methods”.
2019-08-19 - Dru - a plaform for analysing blockchain as a complex network
After months of intensive work we are happy to release version 1.0.0 of Dru - a platform for analysing blockchain as a complex network. It enables the researchers focused on the analysis of blockchain an easier start. It consists from a block engine that maintains the blocks database in sync with the blockchain of a cryptocurrency and a querying engine that offers its API to run the analyses. The results of each query are stored and are easily accessible for reducing time of reproducing them. The documentation is available here, whlist the source code is to be found here.
2019-06-30 - Thesis on using machine learning to discover the character of nodes successfully defended
Congratulations to Piotr Macek (BERG member) for successful defense of his thesis on discovering nodes’ types in a blockchain-based network: “Classification of the nodes in a blockchain-based network”.
2019-01-20 - Supervised learning for nodes’ type detection - thesis successfully defended
Congratulations to Daria Dziubałtowska (BERG member) for successful defense of her thesis on revealing the character of nodes in blockchain: “Using machine learning for discovering types of nodes in blockchain network”.
2019-01-17 - Another blockchain-related thesis successfully defended
Congratulations to Dominik W. (BERG member) for successful defense of his thesis related to blockchain analysis: “The extension of the package for analysing Blockchain transactions register”.
2018-10-02 - BERG meeting
The next BERG meeting will be held on 2018-10-02 (Tuesday) at 4:30 PM (WUST, A-1, 203L). This will be the presentation of the OURZ platform based on blockchain given by OURZ project leaders and core members. Later on we will be discussing new research ideas and we’ll have social event afterwards.
2018-07-18 - Two new theses successfully defended
Congratulations to Marcin Twardak and Marcin Pieczka (both BERG members) for successful defense of their theses related to Bitcoin blockchain: “Finding clusters in Bitcoin cryptocurrency blockchain” (Marcin Twardak) and “An application for tracking the flow of resources for Bitcoin cryptocurrency” (Marcin Pieczka).
2018-05-15 - BERG meeting
The next BERG meeting will be held on 2018-05-15 (Tuesday) at 4:30 PM (WUST, A-1, 203L). Topics: Marcin T. will be presenting his master thesis to be defended soon: “Finding clusters in Bitcoin cryptocurrency blockchain”, later on we will be discussing new research ideas.
2018-04-24 - Talk accepted
The abstract of Radosław Michalski and Bartosz Zychal entitled “Blockchain as a Complex Network - the Analysis of Trends of Bitcoin Blockchain” has been accepted for presentation at BlockNet 2018 Satellite.
2018-03-20 - BERG meeting
Next BERG meeting will be held on 2018-03-20 (Tuesday) at 4:30 PM (WUST, A-1, 203L). Topics: the development of Bitcoin blockchain research platform - summary of the project (Marcin P.).
2018-02-11 - Master thesis on blockchain defended
Today Bartosz Z. successfuly defended his master thesis entitled The analysis of Bitcoin transactions blockchain (supervised by R. Michalski). Congratulations!
2018-01-16 - BERG meeting
Next BERG meeting will be held on 2018-01-16 (Tuesday) at 4:00 PM (WUST, A-1, 203L). Topics: the development of Bitcoin blockchain research platform - the state of the project, feedback, new ideas.
2017-11-13 - BERG meeting
Next BERG meeting will be held on 2017-11-13 (Monday) at 4:00 PM (WUST, A-1, 203L). Topics: Radosław Michalski will give a lecture entitled “Analysing complex networks”.