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 […]
“Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin. For, as has been pointed out several times, there is no such thing as a random number — there are only methods to produce random numbers.” – John Von Neumann Random number generators (RNGs) are a crucial part of many […]
“It is fair to say that today’s Internet, absent a native identity layer, is based on a patchwork of identity one-offs.” – Kim Cameron, former Architect of Identity at Microsoft The right to identity is a fundamental human right that exists from the moment we are born and lasts for life. This right is recognized […]
Most software and operating systems use random numbers for security processes. And because software is often built with cost and speed in mind, developers tend to use pseudo-random number generators (PRNGs) to create cryptographic keys and other system encryptions. PRNGs are algorithms that use mathematical formulas or precalculated tables to produce sequences of seemingly random […]