Selfish mining and Dyck words

Ricardo Perez-Marco


I am going to talk about our recent work on selfish mining. I am going to explain the profitability model, the different mathematical models that are used to analyze selfish mining with their properties.


  • On profitability of selfish mining
  • On profitability of stubborn mining
  • On profitability of trailing mining
  • Bitcoin selfish mining and Dyck words
  • Selfish mining and Dyck words in bitcoin and ethereum networks
  • Selfish mining in ethereum

The paper on selfish mining in ethereum is even more complex. Selfish mining is really an attack on the difficulty adjustment formula.