Byzantine Fault Tolerance: Prime vs the Bitcoin Blockchain

@inproceedings{Charles2018ByzantineFT,
  title={Byzantine Fault Tolerance: Prime vs the Bitcoin Blockchain},
  author={James Charles},
  year={2018}
}
The rise of global, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency networks inspired by the Bitcoin blockchain has given new relevance to the design and implementation of Byzantine fault tolerant systems. In this paper, we will describe the meaning of "Byzantine" faults, present two very different solutions to the problem—Prime and the Bitcoin blockchain—and explore their… CONTINUE READING