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Blockchain abstract data type

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The presented work continues the line of recent distributed computing community efforts dedicated to the theoretical aspects of blockchains. This paper is the first to specify blockchains as a composition of abstract data types all together with a hierarchy of consistency criteria that formally characterizes the histories admissible for distributed programs that use them. Our work is based on an original oracle-based construction that, along with new consistency definitions, captures the eventual convergence process in blockchain systems. The paper presents as well some results on implementability of the presented abstractions and a mapping of representative existing blockchains from both academia and industry in our framework.
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hal-02380364 , version 1 (26-11-2019)

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Emmanuelle Anceaume, Antonella del Pozzo, Romaric Ludinard, Maria Potop-Butucaru, Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni. Blockchain abstract data type. SPAA 2019 - 31st ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures, Jun 2019, Phoenix, Arizona, United States. pp.349-358, ⟨10.1145/3323165.3323183⟩. ⟨hal-02380364⟩
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