From the very beginning of Auctionity’s development, we have been keen on furthering our research in our specific blockchain field but also to contribute to fundamental blockchain research on a larger scale. More specifically, the challenge for us has always been to decentralize ascending auctions on blockchain. Our method was therefore motivated by scientific drivers, using the experimental method and developing the internal and external validity of the blockchain auction project. To this end, we have been collaborating with the LIMOS (Laboratory of Informatics, Modeling and Optimization of Systems, Aubière — France), UNESP (São Paulo State University — Brazil), and ENSIMAG (Top French educational institution in IT, Applied Mathematics and Telecommunication, Grenoble — France). And we continue to do so. The first research results were released through the publication of the Auctionity Yellow Paper last year.
Auctionity’s development is still under way and we are now taking a step further as the scientific aspect of our project is about to be approved by the scientific community. That is why we are very glad to announce that our efforts have been rewarded when we made a presentation of Auctionity at the 12th international symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security in Toulouse on November 12th.
Jeremy Picot is a blockchain developer from the Auctionity team. He presented the research conducted in cooperation with Pascal Lafourcade entitled Security analysis of Auctionity: a blockchain-based e-auction.
From 11:30 to 12:30, Jéremy Picot from the Auctionity team will present the research conducted in cooperation with Pascal Lafourcade entitled:
✅ Security analysis of Auctionity: a blockchain-based e-auctionhttps://t.co/WkcIpnjnjg
— Auctionity (@auctionity) November 7, 2019
In parallel, this presentation also resulted in an accepted paper, which means that it is still being reviewed. We will keep you informed when it it will officially be published. If you wish to read the full paper feel free to ask. In case you needed to quote this paper, it should be included in publications as follows :
Pascal Lafourcade, Mike Nopere, Jérémy Picot, Daniela Pizzuti and Etienne Roudeix (in press). Security Analysis of Auctionity: a blockchain based e-auction.
Beyond the research, the Auctionity project is still making progress, both on the ground of development as well as from a commercial perspective. Next month we will have a look in the rearview mirror to measure what had been accomplished so far, and what will be next, as we are prepare for 2020.