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LightChain: A DHT-based Blockchain for Resource Constrained Environments

@article{HassanzadehNazarabadi2019LightChainAD,
  title={LightChain: A DHT-based Blockchain for Resource Constrained Environments},
  author={Yahya Hassanzadeh-Nazarabadi and Alptekin K{\"u}pç{\"u} and {\"O}znur {\"O}zkasap},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1904.00375}
}
As an append-only distributed database, blockchain is utilized in a vast variety of applications including the cryptocurrency and Internet-of-Things (IoT). The existing blockchain solutions have downsides in communication and storage efficiency, convergence to centralization, and consistency problems. In this paper, we propose LightChain, which is the first blockchain architecture that operates over a Distributed Hash Table (DHT) of participating peers. LightChain is a permissionless blockchain… 

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