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Friday, August 31, 2018

BFT in the lens of Blockchains and Blockchains in the lens of BFT

Lecture | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430

 Dahlia Malkhi, VMWare Research


Blockchain is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) replicated state machine, in which each state-update is by itself a Turing machine with bounded resources. The core algorithm for achieving BFT in a Blockchain appears completely different from classical BFT algorithms:
• Classical solutions like DLS, PBFT solve BFT among a small-to-medium group of known participants. Such algorithms consist of...   More >