Applicability and Appropriateness of Distributed Ledgers Consensus Protocols in Public and Private Sectors: A Systematic Review
journal contributionposted on 07.03.2022, 14:43 authored by Ali Shahaab, Ben Lidgey, Chaminda Hewage, Imtiaz KhanImtiaz Khan
Advancement of consensus protocols in recent years has enabled distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) to find its application and value in sectors beyond cryptocurrencies. Here we reviewed 66 known consensus protocols and classified them into philosophical and architectural categories, also providing a visual representation. As a case study, we focus on the public sector and highlighted potential protocols. We have also listed these protocols against basic features and sector preference in a tabular format to facilitate selection. We argue that no protocol is a silver bullet, therefore should be selected carefully, considering the sector requirements and environment.
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CitationShahaab, A., Lidgey, B., Hewage, C. and Khan, I. (2019) 'Applicability and Appropriateness of Distributed Ledgers Consensus Protocols in Public and Private Sectors: A Systematic Review', IEEE Access, 7, pp.43622-43636. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2904181.
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