Thursday, 8th of October 2020, 12:00 – 1:00

HotPoW: Finality from proof-of-work quorums


Patrik Keller
Researcher in the SEC group, University of Innsbruck


He will present his work on HotPoW, a permissionless consensus protocol that improves over Bitcoin in two ways. First, with parallel proof-of-work we are able to record k-times more puzzle solutions per time without changing the assumptions on the underlying network. Second, appropriate choice of k enables final transaction confirmations after a practical amount of time. 


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