The Blockchain Consensus Layer and BFT

@article{Abraham2017TheBC,
  title={The Blockchain Consensus Layer and BFT},
  author={Ittai Abraham and Dahlia Malkhi},
  journal={Bulletin of the EATCS},
  year={2017},
  volume={123}
}
In this paper, we analyze Blockchain consensus protocols in the lens of the foundations of distributed computing. Our goal is to present analogies and connections between Blockchain protocols and Byzantine fault tolerant (BFT) protocols. We also discuss opportunities to consider hybrid solutions. 

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