Proof of Behavior (Short Paper)

Authors Paul-Marie Grollemund, Pascal Lafourcade , Kevin Thiry-Atighehchi, Ariane Tichit

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Paul-Marie Grollemund
  • Université Clermont Auvergne, LMBP UMR 6620, Aubière, France
Pascal Lafourcade
  • Université Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS UMR 6158, Aubière, France
Kevin Thiry-Atighehchi
  • Université Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS UMR 6158, Aubière, France
Ariane Tichit
  • Université Clermont Auvergne, Cerdi UMR 6587, Clermont-Ferrand, France

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Paul-Marie Grollemund, Pascal Lafourcade, Kevin Thiry-Atighehchi, and Ariane Tichit. Proof of Behavior (Short Paper). In 2nd International Conference on Blockchain Economics, Security and Protocols (Tokenomics 2020). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 82, pp. 11:1-11:6, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


Our aim is to change the Proof of Work paradigm. Instead of wasting energy in dummy computations with hash computations, we propose a new approach based on the behavior of the users. Our idea is to design a mechanism that replaces the Proof of Work and that has a positive impact on the world and a social impact on the behaviors of the citizens. For this, we introduce the notion of Proof of Behavior. Based on this notion, we present a new cryptocurrency, called EcoMobiCoin, that encourages the ecological behavior in the mobility of the citizens.

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  • Security and privacy
  • Proof of behavior
  • Blockchain
  • Security


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