Adding concurrency to smart contracts

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Dickerson, Thomas; Gazzillo, Paul; Herlihy, Maurice; Koskinen, Eric;
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00446-019-00357-z
  • Subject: Computer Science - Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing

Modern cryptocurrency systems, such as Ethereum, permit complex financial transactions through scripts called smart contracts. These smart contracts are executed many, many times, always without real concurrency. First, all smart contracts are serially executed by miner... View more
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