Genuine Personal Identifiers and Mutual Sureties for Sybil-Resilient Community Growth

Gal Shahaf, Ehud Shapiro, Nimrod Talmon

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Abstract

Observing its lack, we introduce the notion of a genuine personal identifier—a globally unique and singular identifier of a person—and present a foundation for a decentralized, grassroots, bottom-up process by which every human being may create, own, and protect the privacy of a genuine personal identifier. Our solution is based on a web-of-trust and is designed for a distributed realization; we apply graph-theoretic notions to show that digital communities can grow indefinitely while ensuring bounded sybil penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Informatics - 12th International Conference, SocInfo 2020, Proceedings
EditorsSamin Aref, Kalina Bontcheva, Marco Braghieri, Frank Dignum, Fosca Giannotti, Francesco Grisolia, Dino Pedreschi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages320-332
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030609740
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event12th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2020 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 6 Oct 20209 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12467 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2020
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityPisa
Period6/10/209/10/20

Keywords

  • Digital communities
  • Social networks
  • Sybil attacks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)

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