publications

Bibliometrics can be found on Google Scholar.
* indicates co-first authorship.

2024

  1. Blockchain Censorship
    In Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2024 2024

2023

  1. The blockchain imitation game
    In 32nd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 23) 2023
  2. Mitigating decentralized finance liquidations with reversible call options
    In International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2023
  3. On how zero-knowledge proof blockchain mixers improve, and worsen user privacy
    Zhipeng Wang, Stefanos ChaliasosKaihua QinLiyi Zhou, Lifeng Gao, Pascal BerrangBenjamin Livshits, and Arthur Gervais
    In Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023 2023
  4. Sok: Decentralized finance (defi) attacks
    Liyi Zhou, Xihan Xiong, Jens ErnstbergerStefanos Chaliasos, Zhipeng Wang, Ye WangKaihua Qin, Roger Wattenhofer, Dawn Song, and Arthur Gervais
    In 2023 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) 2023

2022

  1. Quantifying blockchain extractable value: How dark is the forest?
    Kaihua QinLiyi Zhou, and Arthur Gervais
    In 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) 2022
  2. Speculative multipliers on defi: Quantifying on-chain leverage risks
    Zhipeng Wang, Kaihua Qin, Duc Vu Minh, and Arthur Gervais
    In International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2022

2021

  1. CVC 21
    CeFi vs. DeFi–Comparing Centralized to Decentralized Finance
    Kaihua Qin*Liyi Zhou*, Yaroslav Afonin, Ludovico Lazzaretti, and Arthur Gervais
    In 2021 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT) 2021
  2. An empirical study of defi liquidations: Incentives, risks, and instabilities
    In Proceedings of the 21st ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2021
  3. High-frequency trading on decentralized on-chain exchanges
    Liyi ZhouKaihua Qin, Christof Ferreira Torres, Duc V Le, and Arthur Gervais
    In 2021 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) 2021
  4. On the just-in-time discovery of profit-generating transactions in defi protocols
    In 2021 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) 2021
  5. Attacking the defi ecosystem with flash loans for fun and profit
    In International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021

2020

  1. Filebounty: Fair data exchange
    Simon Janin*, Kaihua Qin*, Akaki Mamageishvili, and Arthur Gervais
    In 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW) 2020

2019

  1. CVC 19
    Applying private information retrieval to lightweight bitcoin clients
    Kaihua Qin, Henryk Hadass, Arthur Gervais, and Joel Reardon
    In 2019 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT) 2019