Heterogeneous Consensus

Abstract

The Heterogeneous Consensus project has invented and implemented a Consensus algorithm in which not all participants agree on who may fail, and how. It is the first consensus with:

We in some ways resemble the Stellar project, but our algorithm tolerates mixed Byzantine and Crash failures, one message-send lower latency, and a different model of Observers and Participants. This talk is for a blockchain audience, and discusses private, consortium-based blockchain applications for Heterogeneous Consensus.

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Isaac Sheff
Postdoctoral Researcher

Computer Scientist at MPI-SWS