A Taxonomy of Blockchain Technologies: Principles of Identification and Classification

Paolo Tasca, Claudio J. Tessone
<span title="2019-02-15">2019</span> <i title="University Library System, University of Pittsburgh"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/jl3wdsjcwvfpbjghhkuasskpcy" style="color: black;">Ledger</a> </i> &nbsp;
A comparative study across the most widely known blockchain technologies is conducted with a bottom-up approach. Blockchains are deconstructed into their building blocks. Each building block is then hierarchically classified into main and subcomponents. Then, varieties of the subcomponents are identified and compared. A taxonomy tree is used to summarise the study and provide a navigation tool across different blockchain architectural configurations.
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