On Availability for Blockchain-Based Systems

  title={On Availability for Blockchain-Based Systems},
  author={Ingo Weber and Vincent Gramoli and Alexander Ponomarev and Mark Staples and Ralph Holz and An Binh Tran and Paul Rimba},
  journal={2017 IEEE 36th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS)},
Blockchain has recently gained momentum. Startups, enterprises, banks, and government agencies around the world are exploring the use of blockchain for broad applications including public registries, supply chains, health records, and voting. Dependability properties, like availability, are critical for many of these applications, but the guarantees offered by the blockchain technology remain unclear, especially from an application perspective. In this paper, we identify the availability… CONTINUE READING