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Afgjort: A Partially Synchronous Finality Layer for Blockchains

@inproceedings{Magri2019AfgjortAP,
  title={Afgjort: A Partially Synchronous Finality Layer for Blockchains},
  author={Bernardo Magri and Christian Matt and Jesper Buus Nielsen and Daniel Tschudi},
  year={2019}
}
  • Bernardo Magri, Christian Matt, +1 author Daniel Tschudi
  • Published 2019
  • Most existing blockchains either rely on a Nakamoto-style of consensus, where the chain can fork and produce rollbacks, or on a committee-based Byzantine fault tolerant (CBFT) consensus, where no rollbacks are possible. While the latter ones offer better consistency, the former can be more efficient, tolerate more corruptions, and offer better availability during bad network conditions. To achieve the best of both worlds, we initiate the formal study of finality layers. Such a finality layer… CONTINUE READING

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