A Pilot Study of the Safety and Usability of the Obsidian Blockchain Programming Language

@inproceedings{Kambhatla2019APS,
  title={A Pilot Study of the Safety and Usability of the Obsidian Blockchain Programming Language},
  author={Gauri Kambhatla and Michael J. Coblenz and Reed Oei and Joshua Sunshine and Jonathan Aldrich and Brad A. Myers},
  booktitle={PLATEAU@UIST},
  year={2019}
}
Although blockchains have been proposed for building systems that execute critical transactions, security vulnerabilities have plagued programs that are deployed on blockchain systems. The programming language Obsidian was developed with the purpose of statically preventing some of the more common of these security risks, specifically the loss of resources and improper manipulation of objects. The question then is whether Obsidian’s novel features impact the usability of the language. In this… 

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