International Workshop on
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'17

September 14th, 2017, Oslo, Norway.
In conjunction with ESORICS 2017


Submission Deadline: NEW EXTENDED DATE June 30, 2017

Author Notification:
July 21, 2017

Camera Ready:
August 1, 2017


LNCS proceedings

Online access to LNCS 10436 is already available at SpringerLink

Accepted papers

List of accepted papers:


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Roger Wattenhofer will be our keynote speaker at the workshop with the talk "A Blockchain with Strong Consistency?". Slides from the presentation available.


08:00 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:30 General Welcome

09:30 - 10:30 Keynote speaker

(Chair: Hannes Hartenstein)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Consensus and smart contracts

(Chair: Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: Smart contracts and blockchain identity

(Chair: Mariusz Nowostawski)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and poster session.

16:00-17:30 Session 3: Short papers

(Chair: Rainer Böhme)

17:20 - 17:30 Farewell


To register to CBT 2017, please follow the general registration instructions for ESORICS 2017 (kindly specify CBT when registering to the registration service).
Link to ESORICS 2017 registration page


The workshop will be held in Oslo, Norway, in conjunction with the 22nd annual European research event in Computer Security (ESORICS 2017) symposium.

More information about the venue is available on the ESORICS 2017 website at

Travel and accommodation information is also available from the ESORICS 2017 website at

Aims and Scope

Since the appearance of Bitcoin in 2009, a plethora of new cryptocurrencies and other blockchain based systems have been deployed with different success. While some of them are slightly different copies of Bitcoin, other ones propose interesting improvements or new usages of the underlying blockchain technology. However, the novelty of such technologies is often tied with rapid developments and proof-of-concept software, and rigorous scientific analyses of the proposed systems are often skipped.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers in this area to carefully analyze current systems and propose new ones in order to create a scientific background for a solid development of new cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology systems.


The main topics include (but are not limited to):

Program Commitee

PC Chairs:

Hannes Hartenstein, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Email: hannes.hartenstein [at] kit [dot] edu

Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalonia
Email: jordi.herrera [at] uab [dot] cat

PC Members:

Rainer Böhme - Universität Innsbruck (Austria)
Jeremy Clark - Concordia University (Canada)
Christian Decker - Blockstream (Switzerland)
Joaquín García-Alfaro - IMT (France)
Arthur Gervais - ETH (Switzerland)
Man Ho Au - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
Ghassan Karame - NEC Research (Germany)
Stefan Katzenbeisser - Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
Patrick McCorry - UCL (UK)
Shin'ichiro Matsuo - (USA) and Keio University (Japan)
Guillermo Navarro - UAB (Catalonia)
Mariusz Nowostawski - NTNU (Norway)
Cristina Pérez-Solà - UAB (Catalonia)
Jaume Pernas - Blockchain (UK)
Roger Wattenhofer - ETH (Switzerland)