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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.2
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86543
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8654/
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Burchert, Conrad ; Wattenhofer, Roger

piChain: When a Blockchain meets Paxos

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Abstract

We present a new fault-tolerant distributed state machine to inherit the best features of its “parents in spirit”: Paxos, providing strong consistency, and a blockchain, providing simplicity and availability. Our proposal is simple as it does not include any heavy weight distributed failure handling protocols such as leader election. In addition, our proposal has a few other valuable features, e.g., it is responsive, it scales well, and it does not send any overhead messages.

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@InProceedings{burchert_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:8654,
  author =	{Conrad Burchert and Roger Wattenhofer},
  title =	{{piChain: When a Blockchain meets Paxos}},
  booktitle =	{21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)},
  pages =	{2:1--2:13},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-061-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{95},
  editor =	{James Aspnes and Alysson Bessani and Pascal Felber and Jo{\~a}o Leit{\~a}o},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8654},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86543},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.2},
  annote =	{Keywords: Consensus, Crash Failures, Availability, Network Partition, Consistency}
}

Keywords: Consensus, Crash Failures, Availability, Network Partition, Consistency
Seminar: 21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 16.03.2018


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