[bitcoin-dev] We need to fix the block withholding attack

Emin Gün Sirer el33th4x0r at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 04:33:25 UTC 2015


>Another option for how to deal with block withholding attacks: Give the
miner who finds the block a bonus.
...
>This must have been proposed before, right? Anyone know of a good analysis
of the game theory math?

Yes, Section 8.D. in Ittay's paper discusses this countermeasure, as well
as a few others:
    https://www.cs.cornell.edu/~ie53/publications/btcPoolsSP15.pdf

- egs
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