Cyber Security Seminar by Prof. dr. Pieter Hartel: An empirical study into the success of listed smart contracts on Ethereum

25 June 2019 12:00 till 12:45 - Location: FACULTY EEMCS-BUILDING 28, TURING COLLOQUIUMROOM 0.E420

Some developers and owners of smart contracts take extra care to foster trust in their services by listing contracts on web sites such as Etherscan, StateoftheDapps and ForkDelta. We found evidence that this extra effort pays off, based on an analysis of data from the Ethereum blockchain. We also asked developers who listed their smart contracts, DApps or Tokens on those sites to complete a questionnaire. The analysis of the responses explains to some extent why listed smart contracts are more successful than unlisted ones.