publication . Preprint . 2017

Image-based Proof of Work Algorithm for the Incentivization of Blockchain Archival of Interesting Images

Billings, Jake;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Jul 2017
A new variation of blockchain proof of work algorithm is proposed to incentivize the timely execution of image processing algorithms. A sample image processing algorithm is proposed to determine interesting images using analysis of the entropy of pixel subsets within images. The efficacy of the image processing algorithm is examined using two small sets of training and test data. The interesting image algorithm is then integrated into a simplified blockchain mining proof of work algorithm based on Bitcoin. The incentive of cryptocurrency mining is theorized to incentivize the execution of the algorithm and thus the retrieval of images that satisfy a minimum requ...
free text keywords: 68W01, Computer Science - Cryptography and Security
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