Mind the Gap: Trade-Offs between Distributed Ledger Technology Characteristics [article]

Niclas Kannengießer, Sebastian Lins, Tobias Dehling, Ali Sunyaev
2020 arXiv   pre-print
When developing peer-to-peer applications on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), a crucial decision is the selection of a suitable DLT design (e.g., Ethereum) because it is hard to change the underlying DLT design post hoc. To facilitate the selection of suitable DLT designs, we review DLT characteristics and identify trade-offs between them. Furthermore, we assess how DLT designs account for these trade-offs and we develop archetypes for DLT designs that cater to specific quality
more » ... The main purpose of our article is to introduce scientific and practical audiences to the intricacies of DLT designs and to support development of viable applications on DLT.
arXiv:1906.00861v4 fatcat:s6wcshvscraobgow67mqf4ogjy