Feather forking as a positive force: incentivising green energy production in a blockchain-based smart grid

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dc.contributor.author Magnani, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Calderoni, Luca
dc.contributor.author Palmieri, Paolo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-10T15:20:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-10T15:20:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Magnani, A., Calderoni, L. and Palmieri, P. (2018) 'Feather forking as a positive force: incentivising green energy production in a blockchain-based smart grid', CryBlock'18, Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems, co-located with ACM MobiSys 2018, Munich, Germany, 15 June, ACM, pp. 99-104. doi: 10.1145/3211933.3211951 en
dc.identifier.startpage 99 en
dc.identifier.endpage 104 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4503-5838-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6450
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/3211933.3211951
dc.description.abstract Climate change represents a serious threat to the health of our planet and imposed a discussion upon energy waste and production. In this paper we propose a smart grid architecture relying on blockchain technology aimed at discouraging the production and distribution of non-renewable energy as the one derived from fossil fuel. Our model relies on a reverse application of a recently introduced attack to the blockchain based on chain forking. Our system involves both a central authority and a number of distributed peers representing the stakeholders of the energy grid. This system preserves those advantages derived from the blockchain and it also address some limitations such as energy waste for mining operations. In addition, the reverse attack we rely on allows to mitigate the behavior of a classic blockchain, which is intrinsecally self-regulated, and to trigger a sort of ethical action which penalizes non-renewable energy producers. Blacklisted stakeholders will be induced to provide their transaction with higher fees in order to preserve the selling rate. en
dc.description.uri https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2018/ en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery, ACM en
dc.relation.ispartof Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems, CryBlock'18, co-located with ACM MobiSys 2018, Munich, Germany, June 15, Proceedings.
dc.relation.uri https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3211933.3211951
dc.rights © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in CryBlock'18 Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/10.1145/3211933.3211951 en
dc.subject Security and privacy en
dc.subject Computer systems organization en
dc.subject Hardware en
dc.subject Human and societal aspects of security and privacy en
dc.subject Architectures en
dc.subject Power and energy en
dc.subject Economics of security and privacy en
dc.subject Distributed architectures en
dc.subject Energy distribution en
dc.subject Peer-to-peer architectures en
dc.subject Smart grid en
dc.subject BlockChain en
dc.subject Smart grid en
dc.subject Feather forking en
dc.title Feather forking as a positive force: incentivising green energy production in a blockchain-based smart grid en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Paolo Palmieri, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: paolo.palmieri@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-07-10T13:11:39Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle CryBlock'18, Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Munich, Germany en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress paolo.palmieri@ucc.ie en


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