Nicholas Stifter

is security analyst and researcher at SBA Research.

  • E-Mail
  • Phone: +43 (1) 505 36 88
  • Fax: +43 (1) 505 88 88
  • PGP ID: 0x433997A9
  • PGP Fingerprint: 10C6 4FD1 19B1 B399 4A2B  6D7B 5EB9 556A 4339 97A9

Research Interest

His research focuses on the security and sustainability as well as fundamental principles of block chain technologies and smart contracts.

Bio

Nicholas Stifter received a master’s degree in Computer Science Management with distinction and a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Vienna University of Technology. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. on security and maintainability aspects of block chain technologies and smart contracts and his research interests include Nakamoto consensus, distributed agreement protocols and computing education for distributed systems topics.

  • Blocks and Chains: Introduction to Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Their Consensus Mechanisms (2017)
    • ARTICLE--
    • Aljosha Judmayer and Nicholas Stifter and Katharina Krombholz and Edgar R. Weippl
    • Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust
    @ARTICLE{Judmayer2017Blocks,
       author = {Aljosha Judmayer and Nicholas Stifter and Katharina Krombholz and {Edgar R.} Weippl},
       title = {Blocks and Chains: Introduction to Bitcoin,
       Cryptocurrencies,
       and Their Consensus Mechanisms},
       journal = {Synthesis Lectures on Information Security,
       Privacy,
       and Trust},
       year = {2017},
       pdf = {https://doi.org/10.2200/S00773ED1V01Y201704SPT020},
    }
  • Merged Mining: Curse or Cure? (2017)
    • INPROCEEDINGS--
    • Aljosha Judmayer and Alexei Zamyatin and Nicholas Stifter and Artemios G. Voyiatzis and Edgar R. Weippl
    • International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT 17)
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Judmayer2017Merged,
       author = {Aljosha Judmayer and Alexei Zamyatin and Nicholas Stifter and {Artemios G.} Voyiatzis and {Edgar R.} Weippl},
       title = {Merged Mining: Curse or Cure?},
       booktitle = {International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT 17)},
       year = {2017},
       month = {9},
       pdf = {https://www.sba-research.org/wp-content/uploads/publications/201709 - AJudmayer - CBT_Merged_Mining_camera_ready_final.pdf},
    }
  • Proof-of-Blackouts? How Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrencies Could Affect Power Grids (2018)
    • INPROCEEDINGS-true
    • Johanna Ullrich and Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer and Adrian Dabrowski and Edgar R. Weippl
    • International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID)
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Ullrich2018ProofofBlackouts,
       author = {Johanna Ullrich and Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer and Adrian Dabrowski and {Edgar R.} Weippl},
       authorhotlist = {true},
       title = {Proof-of-Blackouts? How Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrencies Could Affect Power Grids},
       booktitle = {International Symposium on Research in Attacks,
       Intrusions and Defenses (RAID)},
       year = {2018},
       month = {9},
       pdf = {https://www.sqi.at/resources/RAID2018.pdf},
    }
  • (Short Paper) A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! Inclusive Blockchain Protocol Changes in Practice (2018)
    • INPROCEEDINGS--
    • Alexei Zamyatin and Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer and Philipp Schindler and Edgar R. Weippl and W.J. Knottenbelt
    • 5th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research, Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2018
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Zamyatin2018Short,
       author = {Alexei Zamyatin and Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer and Philipp Schindler and {Edgar R.} Weippl and {W.J.} Knottenbelt},
       title = {(Short Paper) A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! Inclusive Blockchain Protocol Changes in Practice},
       booktitle = {5th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research,
       Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2018},
       year = {2018},
       month = {2},
       pdf = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/087.pdf},
    }

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