Much attention has been paid in recent years to the use of smart contracts. A smart contract is a transaction protocol that executes the terms of an agreement. Ethereum is a widely used platform for executing smart contracts, defined by using a Turing-complete language. Various studies have been performed in order to analyse smart contract data from different perspectives. In our study we gather a wide range of verified smart contracts written by using the Solidity language and we analyse their code. A similar study is carried out on Solidity compilers. The aim of our investigation is the identification of the smart contract functionalities, i.e. opcodes, that play a crucial role in practice, and single out those functionalities that are not practically relevant.

Analysis of Ethereum Smart Contracts and Opcodes

Bistarelli, Stefano;Mazzante, Gianmarco;Micheletti, Matteo;Mostarda, Leonardo;Tiezzi, Francesco
2019-01-01

Abstract

Much attention has been paid in recent years to the use of smart contracts. A smart contract is a transaction protocol that executes the terms of an agreement. Ethereum is a widely used platform for executing smart contracts, defined by using a Turing-complete language. Various studies have been performed in order to analyse smart contract data from different perspectives. In our study we gather a wide range of verified smart contracts written by using the Solidity language and we analyse their code. A similar study is carried out on Solidity compilers. The aim of our investigation is the identification of the smart contract functionalities, i.e. opcodes, that play a crucial role in practice, and single out those functionalities that are not practically relevant.
2019
978-3-030-15031-0
978-3-030-15032-7
268
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