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SPECTRE: A Fast and Scalable Cryptocurrency Protocol

@article{Sompolinsky2016SPECTREAF,
  title={SPECTRE: A Fast and Scalable Cryptocurrency Protocol},
  author={Yonatan Sompolinsky and Yoad Lewenberg and Aviv Zohar},
  journal={IACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch.},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016},
  pages={1159}
}
  • Yonatan Sompolinsky, Yoad Lewenberg, Aviv Zohar
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • IACR Cryptol. ePrint Arch.
  • A growing body of research on Bitcoin and other permissionless cryptocurrencies that utilize Nakamoto’s blockchain has shown that they do not easily scale to process a high throughput of transactions, or to quickly approve individual transactions; blocks must be kept small, and their creation rates must be kept low in order to allow nodes to reach consensus securely. [...] Key Method Our framework formalizes this weaker set of requirements for a crypto-currency’s distributed ledger. We then provide a formal…Expand Abstract

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