Security of Decentralized Financial Technologies (Dagstuhl Seminar 22421)

Authors Arthur Gervais, Marie Vasek and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Arthur Gervais
  • Imperial College London, GB
Marie Vasek
  • University College London, GB
and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Arthur Gervais and Marie Vasek. Security of Decentralized Financial Technologies (Dagstuhl Seminar 22421). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp. 129-142, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


The decentralized finance (DeFi) sector has grown to a 13+ billion USD economy, encompassing various financial activities. The non-custodial nature of DeFi requires users to take responsibility for managing their assets, but it also provides them more control over their assets. The Dagstuhl Seminar brought researchers together to examine the security, privacy, and financial properties of DeFi and explore ways to protect users. The seminar aimed to reconcile the conflicting demands of security, usability, and performance in DeFi and outline best practices. Despite progress made in the DeFi sector, there is still much to be explored and improved, such as user education, regulatory compliance, and the scalability and performance limitations of decentralized ledgers. To build a secure and user-friendly DeFi ecosystem, continued collaboration among experts is needed.

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  • Information systems → Digital cash
  • Security and privacy → Cryptography
  • Security and privacy → Distributed systems security
  • blockchain technology
  • decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • distributed consensus protocols
  • security economics
  • security foundations


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