Bitter to Better - How to Make Bitcoin a Better Currency

@inproceedings{Barber2012BitterTB,
  title={Bitter to Better - How to Make Bitcoin a Better Currency},
  author={Simon Barber and Xavier Boyen and Elaine Shi and Ersin Uzun},
  booktitle={Financial Cryptography},
  year={2012}
}
Bitcoin is a distributed digital currency which has attracted a substantial number of users. We perform an in-depth investigation to understand what made Bitcoin so successful, while decades of research on cryptographic e-cash has not lead to a large-scale deployment. We ask also how Bitcoin could become a good candidate for a long-lived stable currency. In doing so, we identify several issues and attacks of Bitcoin, and propose suitable techniques to address them. 
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