Wed 17 Jul 2019 13:30 - 15:10 at Reims - Summer School W2 Chair(s): Edd Barrett

This talk is about some of the work we did to identify pump-and-dump schemes in cryptocurrency trading. We have built cool and effective algorithms (AI FTW) and identified fraudulent players and exchanges who cooperate with them. There is a paper about this that is coming out at Usenix Security.

Ben Livshits is Chief Scientist for Brave Software (, the company behind the Brave browser, a fast, open source, privacy-focused browser that blocks intrusive ads and trackers. He is also a Reader at Imperial College London and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. Previously, he was a research scientist at Microsoft Research. He received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2006. Ben’s research interests include application of sophisticated static and dynamic analysis techniques to finding errors in programs. Ben has published papers at PLDI, POPL, Oakland Security, Usenix Security, CCS, SOSP, ICSE, FSE, and many other venues. He is the author of over 100 academic papers, dozens of patents, and multiple tech transfer awards for bringing research into practice.

Wed 17 Jul

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13:30 - 15:10
Summer School W2Summer School at Reims
Chair(s): Edd Barrett King's College London
Crypto Pump-and-dump Schemes: Why Can’t We Have Good Things?
Summer School
Ben Livshits Imperial College London, UK