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A First Look into the Structural Properties and Resilience of Blockchain Overlays

  title={A First Look into the Structural Properties and Resilience of Blockchain Overlays},
  author={Aristodemos Paphitis and Nicolas Kourtellis and Michael Sirivianos},
Blockchain (BC) systems are highly distributed peer-to-peer networks that offer an alternative to centralized services and promise robustness to coordinated attacks. However, the resilience and overall security of a BC system rests heavily on the structural properties of its underlying peer-to-peer overlay. Despite their success, BC overlay networksโ€™ critical design aspects, connectivity properties and network-layer inter-dependencies are still poorly understood. In this work, we set out toโ€ฆย 
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