Smart contracts and cybercrime : a game changer

Brunoni, Luca (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Beaudet-Labrecque, Olivier (Haute école de gestion Arc, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale)

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief explanation regarding the authors’ current research in the field of the possible uses of smart contracts in cybercrime, focusing in particular on how the technology could provide a substitute for trust both in client-criminal transactions and in transactions taking place within criminal organizations. The authors share the conviction put forward by Alharby and Moorsel [1] in their 2017 analysis of blockchainbased smart contracts that there is a ”lack of studies on criminal activities in smart contracts”: while quality research does exist, including a paper by Juels et al. [2] detailing three types of such activities that can be facilitated by the technology, it is evident that the subject deserves a more widespread attention. Quality research, in fact, could play an important role in aiding authorities and regulators to understand the issue and react accordingly.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG Arc
Institute:
ILCE - Institut de Lutte contre la criminalité économique
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Date:
2017
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
Mathematical structures and modeling
Numeration (vol. no.):
2017, vol. 44, no 4, pp. 136-140
DOI:
ISSN:
2222-8772
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