Notable Works in Privacy

CTA: SCRF is building a list of key readings in each category area to orient researchers to notable works and previous research. Please comment in this thread with links to seminal research that would form part of an introductory graduate seminar in this category. Please include a 1) a brief summary of what the link is and 2) the rationale for including this particular piece in the SCRF Notable Works reading list. As with every post in SCRF, a discussion is highly encouraged. Please review one another’s suggestions and include your own. Syllabi and curated lists from other sources are also welcome.

  • When the cookie meets the blockchain: Privacy risks of web payments via cryptocurrencies. By Steven Goldfeder; Harry Kalodner; Dillon Reisman; Arvind; Narayanan.

I saw this new paper by Maria Apostolaki, et al.: PERIMETER: A network-layer attack on the
anonymity of cryptocurrencies

It builds on a line of work on network-level attacks on anonymity, including “Hijacking Bitcoin” and “Bitcoin over Tor is not a good idea”.
The main new benefit of the attacks in this paper is that “unlike previous work on network-level attacks that require the attacker to control all connections of a victim, PERIMETER works with just a fraction.”
Comes with a nice interactive poster


I’m currently writing research summary for zerocash, may publish to the forum soon:)