Mind the Mining

  title={Mind the Mining},
  author={G. Goren and A. Spiegelman},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation},
  • G. Goren, A. Spiegelman
  • Published 2019
  • Business, Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation
  • In this paper we revisit the mining strategies in Proof of Work based cryptocurrencies and propose two strategies, which we call smart and smarter mining, that in many cases strictly dominate honest mining. In contrast to other known attacks, such as selfish mining, which induce zero-sum games among the miners, the strategies proposed in this paper increase miners' profit by reducing their variable costs (i.e., electricity). Moreover, the proposed strategies are viable for much smaller miners… CONTINUE READING
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