I am a PhD student at the Information Security Research Group of the Department of Computer Science at University College London. I joined in October 2016. My supervisors are Professor George Danezis and Dr Sarah Meiklejohn.
My research interests include the intersections of peer-to-peer systems, distributed ledgers and information security.
Replay Attacks and Defenses Against Cross-shard Consensus in Sharded Distributed Ledgers
Alberto Sonnino, Shehar Bano, Mustafa Al-Bassam and George Danezis.
IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2020.
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 (AFT), 2019.
Proof-of-Prestige: A Useful Work Reward System for Unverifiable Tasks
Michał Krol, Alberto Sonnino, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Argyrios Tasiopoulos and Ioannis Psaras.
IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), 2019.
Coconut: Threshold Issuance Selective Disclosure Credentials with Applications to Distributed Ledgers
Alberto Sonnino, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Shehar Bano, Sarah Meiklejohn and George Danezis.
The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2019.
Contour: A Practical System for Binary Transparency
Mustafa Al-Bassam and Sarah Meiklejohn.
International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT), 2018.
Chainspace: A Sharded Smart Contracts Platform
Mustafa Al-Bassam, Alberto Sonnino, Shehar Bano, Dave Hrycyszyn and George Danezis.
The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2018.
Who Am I? Secure Identity Registration on Distributed Ledgers
Sarah Azouvi, Mustafa Al-Bassam and Sarah Meiklejohn.
International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT), 2017.
SCPKI: A Smart Contract-based PKI and Identity System
ACM Workshop on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (BCC), 2017.
Take-away TV: Recharging Work Commutes with Predictive Preloading of Catch-up TV Content
Dmytro Karamshuk, Nishanth Sastry, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Andy Secker and Jigna Chandaria.
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), 2016.
SoK: Communication Across Distributed Ledgers
Alexei Zamyatin, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Dionysis Zindros, Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias, Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Aggelos Kiayias and William J. Knottenbelt.
Fraud and Data Availability Proofs: Maximising Light Client Security and Scaling Blockchains with Dishonest Majorities
Mustafa Al-Bassam, Alberto Sonnino and Vitalik Buterin.
Airtnt: Fair Exchange Payment for Outsourced Secure Enclave Computations
Mustafa Al-Bassam, Alberto Sonnino, Michał Król and Ioannis Psaras.
VAMS: Verifiable Auditing of Access to Confidential Data
Alexander Hicks, Vasilis Mavroudis, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Sarah Meiklejohn and Steven J. Murdoch.