1. Marriott Marquis | Yerba Buena 10

Special topics of interest including cryptocurrencies and whitebox cryptography are discussed. Topic 1: Publish or Perish: A Backward-Compatible Defense against Selfish Mining in Bitcoin Authors: Ren Zhang and Bart Preneel Topic 2: WEM: A New Family of White-Box Block Ciphers Based on the Even-Mansour Construction Authors: Jihoon Cho, Kyu Young Choi, Itai Dinur, Orr Dunkelman, Nathan Keller, Dukjae Moon and Aviya Veidberg

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