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Database Perspectives on Blockchains

Cohen, Sara; Zohar, Aviv;
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  • Published: 15 Mar 2018
Abstract
Modern blockchain systems are a fresh look at the paradigm of distributed computing, applied under assumptions of large-scale public networks. They can be used to store and share information without a trusted central party. There has been much effort to develop blockchain systems for a myriad of uses, ranging from cryptocurrencies to identity control, supply chain management, etc. None of this work has directly studied the fundamental database issues that arise when using blockchains as the underlying infrastructure to manage data. The key difference between using blockchains to store data and centrally controlled databases is that transactions are accepted to a...
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free text keywords: Computer Science - Databases, H.2
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