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Mind the Mining
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In this paper we revisit the mining strategies in Proof of Work based cryptocurrencies and propose two strategies, which we call smart and smarter mining, that in many cases strictly dominate honest mining. Expand
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Distributed Dispatching in the Parallel Server Model
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We propose a new job dispatching approach, called Tidal Water Filling, which addresses the distributed nature of the system in the multi-dispatcher setting. Expand
Probabilistic Indistinguishability and the Quality of Validity in Byzantine Agreement
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We generalize the notion of indistinguishability, the most useful tool in deterministic lower bounds, to apply to a probabilistic setting. Expand
Silence
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The cost of communication is a substantial factor affecting the scalability of many distributed applications. Expand
Brief Announcement: On Using Null Messages in a Byzantine Setting
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In reliable settings, null messages allow the transfer of information without explicit communication in cases of interest. Expand
Byzantine Consensus in the Common Case
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Modular methods to transform Byzantine consensus protocols into ones that are fast and communication efficient in the common cases are presented. Expand
Silence
TLDR
The cost of communication is a substantial factor affecting the scalability of many distributed applications. Expand