On the Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Agreement

  title={On the Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Agreement},
  author={Yehuda Lindell and Anna Lysyanskaya and Tal Rabin},
  journal={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
A fundamental problem of distributed computing is that of simulating a secure broadcast channel, within the setting of a point-to-point network. This problem is known as Byzantine Agreement (or Generals) and has been the focus of much research. Lamport et al. [1982] showed that in order to achieve Byzantine Agreement in the plain model, more than two thirds of the participating parties must be honest. They further showed that by augmenting the network with a public-key infrastructure for… CONTINUE READING
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