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Structured Contracts in the EUTxO Ledger Model

Authors: Polina Vinogradova, Orestis Melkonian, Philip Wadler, Manuel Chakravarty, Jacco Krijnen, Michael Peyton Jones, James Chapman, and Tudor Ferariu

Published in: OASIcs, Volume 118, 5th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Blockchains (FMBC 2024)


Abstract
Blockchain ledgers based on the extended UTxO model support fully expressive smart contracts to specify permissions for performing certain actions, such as spending transaction outputs or minting assets. There have been some attempts to standardize the implementation of stateful programs using this infrastructure, with varying degrees of success. To remedy this, we introduce the framework of structured contracts to formalize what it means for a stateful program to be correctly implemented on the ledger. Using small-step semantics, our approach relates low-level ledger transitions to high-level transitions of the smart contract being specified, thus allowing users to prove that their abstract specification is adequately realized on the blockchain. We argue that the framework is versatile enough to cover a range of examples, in particular proving the equivalence of multiple concrete implementations of the same abstract specification. Building upon prior meta-theoretical results, our results have been mechanized in the Agda proof assistant, paving the way to rigorous verification of smart contracts.

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Polina Vinogradova, Orestis Melkonian, Philip Wadler, Manuel Chakravarty, Jacco Krijnen, Michael Peyton Jones, James Chapman, and Tudor Ferariu. Structured Contracts in the EUTxO Ledger Model. In 5th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Blockchains (FMBC 2024). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 118, pp. 10:1-10:19, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2024)


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@InProceedings{vinogradova_et_al:OASIcs.FMBC.2024.10,
  author =	{Vinogradova, Polina and Melkonian, Orestis and Wadler, Philip and Chakravarty, Manuel and Krijnen, Jacco and Jones, Michael Peyton and Chapman, James and Ferariu, Tudor},
  title =	{{Structured Contracts in the EUTxO Ledger Model}},
  booktitle =	{5th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Blockchains (FMBC 2024)},
  pages =	{10:1--10:19},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-317-1},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2024},
  volume =	{118},
  editor =	{Bernardo, Bruno and Marmsoler, Diego},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/OASIcs.FMBC.2024.10},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-198757},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.FMBC.2024.10},
  annote =	{Keywords: blockchain, ledger, smart contract, formal verification, specification, transition systems, Agda, UTxO, EUTxO, small-step semantics}
}
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QL: Object-oriented Queries on Relational Data

Authors: Pavel Avgustinov, Oege de Moor, Michael Peyton Jones, and Max Schäfer

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 56, 30th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2016)


Abstract
This paper describes QL, a language for querying complex, potentially recursive data structures. QL compiles to Datalog and runs on a standard relational database, yet it provides familiar-looking object-oriented features such as classes and methods, reinterpreted in logical terms: classes are logical properties describing sets of values, subclassing is implication, and virtual calls are dispatched dynamically by considering the most specific classes containing the receiver. Furthermore, types in QL are prescriptive and actively influence program evaluation rather than just describing it. In combination, these features enable the development of concise queries based on reusable libraries, which are written in a purely declarative style, yet can be efficiently executed even on very large data sets. In particular, we have used QL to implement static analyses for various programming languages, which scale to millions of lines of code.

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Pavel Avgustinov, Oege de Moor, Michael Peyton Jones, and Max Schäfer. QL: Object-oriented Queries on Relational Data. In 30th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2016). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 56, pp. 2:1-2:25, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2016)


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@InProceedings{avgustinov_et_al:LIPIcs.ECOOP.2016.2,
  author =	{Avgustinov, Pavel and de Moor, Oege and Jones, Michael Peyton and Sch\"{a}fer, Max},
  title =	{{QL: Object-oriented Queries on Relational Data}},
  booktitle =	{30th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2016)},
  pages =	{2:1--2:25},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-014-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{56},
  editor =	{Krishnamurthi, Shriram and Lerner, Benjamin S.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2016.2},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-60968},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2016.2},
  annote =	{Keywords: Object orientation, Datalog, query languages, prescriptive typing}
}
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