2016 Symposium Posters

Posters > 2016

Burning Bitcoins for Censorship Resistance


Primary Investigator:
Aniket Kate

Project Members
siddharth gupta, Tim rufing
Proposes a new technique to circumvent internet censorship by using the bitcoin network. It enables access to the restricted information and communication over the internet at the cost of “burning” bitcoins. It deploys the concept of public key steganography to hide data in the bitcoin transactions and make them look as legitimate transactions hence, making it impossible for the censor to detect. It aims at designing an efficient cryptographic scheme to store messages in the bitcoin blockchain with a strong focus on space efficiency and implement the scheme to design protocol for steganographic communication.

Our annual information security symposium will take place on April 3rd and 4th, 2018.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN