Rethinking selfish mining under pooled mining

Suhyeon Lee, Seungjoo Kim

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Bitcoin's core security requires honest participants to control at least 51% of the total hash power. However, it has been shown that several techniques can exploit the fair mining in the Bitcoin network. This study focuses on selfish mining, which is based on the idea, ”keeping blocks secret.” Herein, we analyze selfish mining regarding competition between mining pools. We emphasize that mining-related information is shared between mining pools and participants. Based on shared information about selfish mining, we have developed an effective and practical counter strategy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalICT Express
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Blockchain
  • Mining pool
  • Proof-of-Work
  • Security analysis
  • Selfish mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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