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Base Fee Manipulation In Ethereum’s EIP-1559 Transaction Fee Mechanism
Sarah Azouvi, Guy Goren, Alexander Hicks, Lioba Heimbach
DISC 2023
Security Analysis of Filecoin’s Expected Consensus in the Byzantine vs Honest Model
Xuechao Wang, Sarah Azouvi, Marko Vukolić
Advances in Financial Technologies 2023
Decentralisation conscious players and system reliability
Sarah Azouvi and Alexander Hicks
Financial Cryptography 2022
Sliding window challenge process for congestion detection
Ayelet Lotem, Sarah Azouvi, Patrick McCorry, Aviv Zohar
Financial Cryptography 2022
Modeling Resources in Permissionless Longest-chain Total-order Broadcast
Sarah Azouvi, Christian Cachin, Duc V Le, Marko Vukolic, Luca Zanolini
Pikachu: Securing pos blockchains from long-range attacks by checkpointing into bitcoin pow using taproot
Sarah Azouvi and Marko Vukolić.
2022 ACM Workshop on Developments in Consensus
Private attacks in longest chain proof-of-stake protocols with single secret leader elections
Sarah Azouvi, Daniele Cappelletti
Advances in Financial Technologies 2021
Winkle: Foiling Long-Range Attacks in Proof-of-Stake Systems
Sarah Azouvi and George Danezis and Valeria Nikolaenko
Advances in Financial Technologies 2020
SoK: Tools for Game Theoretic Models of Security for Cryptocurrencies (slides)
Sarah Azouvi and Alexander Hicks
Cryptoeconomic Systems 2020
Betting on Blockchain Consensus with Fantômette (slides)
Sarah Azouvi, Patrick McCorry and Sarah Meiklejohn
Videos from CESC 2018, Stanford Blockchain Conference 2019, the Master Workshop (Amtersdam).
Incentives in Security Protocols
Sarah Azouvi, Alexander Hicks and Steven Murdoch
Twenty-sixth International Workshop on Security Protocols
Egalitarian Society or Benevolent Dictatorship? The State of Cryptocurrency Governance (slides)
Sarah Azouvi, Mary Maller and Sarah Meiklejohn
The Fifth Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research
This work was featured on CoinDesk
SoK: Consensus in the age of Blockchains
Shehar Bano, Alberto Sonnino, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Sarah Azouvi, Patrick McCorry, Sarah Meiklejohn and George Danezis
Advances in Financial Technologies 2019
Winning the Caucus Race: Continuous Leader Election via Public Randomness
Sarah Azouvi, Patrick McCorry and Sarah Meiklejohn
Who Am I? Secure Identity Registration on Distributed Ledgers (slides)
Sarah Azouvi, Mustafa Al-Bassam and Sarah Meiklejohn
International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Invited Talks

Fighting Deplatforming and Censorship on OnlyFans
Sarah Azouvi
EthCC[6] (July 2023, Paris)
Designing Decentralized Systems with Incentives (slides)
Sarah Azouvi
EPFL (December, 10th 2018)
Decentralisation of Cryptocurrencies (slides)
Sarah Azouvi
The London Cryptoparty (January, 25th 2018)
Introduction to Blockchain Technologies (slides)
Sarah Azouvi
Privacy Internation Forum (October, 19th 2017)
Panel on tradeoffs in scaling consensus with Mustafa Al Bassam (Video)
HardFork 2018, London (December, 13th 2018)


  • I attended the 26th International Workshop on Security Protocols in Cambridge between March, 19th 2017 and March, 21st 2018. A blogpost about it can be found here.
  • I attended the Swiss Blockchain Summer School 2017 in EPFL between June, 21st 2017 and June, 24th 2017 and co-wrote a blogpost about it.
  • I attended the Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2016 conference in Barbados between February, 24th and February, 26th. I wrote a blogpost about the Bitcoin Workshop.
  • Other Events

    • I sometimes mentor the Bitcoin Workshop at the London CryptoParty. My handouts can be found here (done jointly with Alexander Hicks) and here.