Instantaneous Decentralized Poker

@article{Bentov2017InstantaneousDP,
  title={Instantaneous Decentralized Poker},
  author={Iddo Bentov and Ranjit Kumaresan and Andrew Miller},
  journal={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
  year={2017},
  volume={2017},
  pages={875}
}
We present efficient protocols for amortized secure multiparty computation with penalties and secure cash distribution, of which poker is a prime example. Our protocols have an initial phase where the parties interact with a cryptocurrency network, that then enables them to interact only among themselves over the course of playing many poker games in which money changes hands. The high efficiency of our protocols is achieved by harnessing the power of stateful contracts. Compared to the limited… CONTINUE READING
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