8th Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts (WTSC)

In Association with Financial Cryptography 2024

March 8, 2024

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
Willemstad, Curaçao

Program Chairs

Andrea Bracciali University of Turin, IT
Geoffrey Goodell UCL, UK
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08:40-09:00 Welcome and Openings
Location: Royal Ballroom B - chair Andrea Bracciali

09:00-10:00 Research papers
1. EIP-4844 Economics and Rollup Strategies
Akaki Mamageishvili, Davide Crapis and Edward Felten.
2. Message-passing in the Extended UTxO Ledger Model
Polina Vinogradova and Orestis Melkonian.
10:00-10:30 Industrial Talk
3. RivCoin: The New Era of Proof-of-Asset Cryprocurrencies
Guido Rocco and Enrico Talin.

10:30-11:00 Break
Location: Royal Ballroom Pre-Function East

11:00-13:00 Research papers
Location: Royal Ballroom B - chair Geoff Goodell
4. ZeroAuction: Zero-Deposit Sealed-bid Auction via Delayed Execution
Haoqian Zhang, Michelle Yeo, Vero Estrada-Galiñanes and Bryan Ford.
5. Scam Token Detection Based on Static Analysis Before Contract Deployment
Taichi Igarashi and Kanta Matsuura.
6. Blockchain Estate Registry in Ukraine.
Oleksii Konashevych, Oleksandr Iefremov and Volodymyr Sichka.
7. A Comparative Gas Cost Analysis of Proxy and Diamond Patterns in EVM Blockchains for Trusted Smart Contract Engineering
Anto Benedetti, Tiphaine Henry and Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni.

13:00–14:15 Lunch
Location: Location: CSpice

14:15-15:15 Invited Talk (joint with CoDeFin)
Location: Royal Ballroom AB - chair Andrea Bracciali
Inside Arbitrum

Abstract. This talk will explore the design of Arbitrum, a leading optimistic rollup on Ethereum, focusing on the threat model and security assumptions, protocol design approach, mechanisms, and basic chain economics. The talk will conclude by discussing future challenges and potential research directions for advancing L2 and L3 systems.

Edward Felten
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Offchain Labs

15:15-16:14 Invited Talk (joint with CoDeFin)
Location: Royal Ballroom AB - chair Shin'ichiro Matsuo
On Privacy and Governance

Abstract. In this keynote we will explore the critical challenges of privacy and governance in the context of public blockchains and Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Drawing on theoretical and empirical insights from recent research projects, the talk delves into the nuanced dynamics between privacy preservation and governance mechanisms, highlighting their implications for stakeholder trust, regulatory compliance, and the sustainable growth of DeFi ecosystems. This discussion aims to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue among academics from various fields, practitioners, and policymakers, fostering innovative solutions to overcome these challenges and create a neutral infrastructure for a digital economy.

Fabian Schär
University of Basel.
16:14 - 16:15 One-minute closing

16:30-20:45 Farewell Sunset Cruise
Location: Jan Thiel Zanzibar
(departure from lobby)

This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association in cooperation with IACR.