The Move Prover

Jingyi Emma Zhong, Kevin Cheang, Shaz Qadeer, Wolfgang Grieskamp, Sam Blackshear, Junkil Park, Yoni Zohar, Clark Barrett, David L. Dill

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The Libra blockchain is designed to store billions of dollars in assets, so the security of code that executes transactions is important. The Libra blockchain has a new language for implementing transactions, called “Move.” This paper describes the Move Prover, an automatic formal verification system for Move. We overview the unique features of the Move language and then describe the architecture of the Prover, including the language for formal specification and the translation to the Boogie intermediate verification language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Verification - 32nd International Conference, CAV 2020, Proceedings
EditorsShuvendu K. Lahiri, Chao Wang
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030532871
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2020 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12224 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference32nd International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research and Novi, a Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide financial services that let people participate in the Libra network. The Libra Association manages the Libra network and is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, The Author(s).


  • Blockchain
  • Formal verification
  • Libra
  • Smart contracts


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