Service interruption on Monday 11 July from 12:30 to 13:00: all the sites of the CCSD (HAL, EpiSciences, SciencesConf, AureHAL) will be inaccessible (network hardware connection).
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Double spend races

Abstract : We correct the double spend race analysis given in Nakamoto's foun-dational Bitcoin article and give a closed-form formula for the probability of success of a double spend attack using the Regularized Incomplete Beta Function. We give the first proof of the exponential decay on the number of confirmations and find an asymptotic formula. Larger number of confirmations are necessary compared to those given by Nakamoto.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [1 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Ricardo Pérez-Marco Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, February 6, 2017 - 5:06:05 PM
Last modification on : Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 9:40:19 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:21:39 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-01456773, version 1


Cyril Grunspan, Ricardo Pérez-Marco. Double spend races. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, World Scientific Publishing, 2018. ⟨hal-01456773⟩



Record views


Files downloads