Juin Chiu
Juin Chiu

PBFT vs Nakamoto Consensus — Which One is Better?

What are the properties of PBFT? Can cryptocurrencies be implemented on PBFT? (Part 2 on Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerence)

Foreword In the previous article, we have given you an introduction to the process by which PBFT works. But now, how do we know whether it is really efficient (and effective)? The two main concepts that shall be studied in order to answer this question are safety and liveness. How does PBFT ensure that both […]

An Introduction to Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance

What is PBFT and what are its main characteristics? Can cryptocurrencies be implemented on PBFT?

In this article, we want to introduce a long-lasting classic: Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance, or PBFT for short. PBFT has already been in existence for over 20 years now, and its birth traces back to the well-known consensus problem in decentralized systems commonly known as the Byzantine Generals Problem. PBFT is not a consensus protocol […]


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