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Brief Announcement: Communication-Efficient BFT Using Small Trusted Hardware to Tolerate Minority Corruption

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Abstract

Small trusted hardware primitives can improve fault tolerance of Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) protocols to one-half faults. However, existing works achieve this at the cost of increased communication complexity. In this work, we explore the design of communication-efficient BFT protocols that can boost fault tolerance to one-half without worsening communication complexity. Our results include a version of HotStuff that retains linear communication complexity in each view and a version of the VABA protocol with quadratic communication, both leveraging trusted hardware to tolerate a minority of corruptions. As a building block, we present communication-efficient provable broadcast, a core broadcast primitive with increased fault tolerance. Our results use expander graphs to achieve efficient communication in a manner that may be of independent interest.

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@InProceedings{yandamuri_et_al:LIPIcs.DISC.2021.62,
  author =	{Yandamuri, Sravya and Abraham, Ittai and Nayak, Kartik and Reiter, Michael},
  title =	{{Brief Announcement: Communication-Efficient BFT Using Small Trusted Hardware to Tolerate Minority Corruption}},
  booktitle =	{35th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2021)},
  pages =	{62:1--62:4},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-210-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{209},
  editor =	{Gilbert, Seth},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14864},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-148647},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2021.62},
  annote =	{Keywords: communication complexity, consensus, trusted hardware}
}

Keywords: communication complexity, consensus, trusted hardware
Seminar: 35th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2021)
Issue date: 2021
Date of publication: 04.10.2021


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