Blockchain orchestration and experimentation framework: A case study of KYC

Wazen M. Shbair, Mathis Steichen, Jerome Francois, Radu State
2018 NOMS 2018 - 2018 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium  
Conducting experiments to evaluate blockchain applications is a challenging task for developers, because there is a range of configuration parameters that control blockchain environments. Many public testnets (e.g. Rinkeby Ethereum) can be used for testing, however, we cannot adjust their parameters (e.g. Gas limit, Mining difficulty) to further the understanding of the application in question and of the employed blockchain. This paper proposes an easy to use orchestration framework over the
more » ... amework over the Grid'5000 platform. Grid'5000 is a highly reconfigurable and controllable large-scale testbed. We developed a tool that facilitates nodes reservation, deployment and blockchain configuration over the Grid'5000 platform. In addition, our tool can fine-tune blockchain and network parameters before and between experiments. The proposed framework offers insights for private and consortium blockchain developers to identify performance bottlenecks and to assess the behavior of their applications in different circumstances.
doi:10.1109/noms.2018.8406327 dblp:conf/noms/ShbairSFS18 fatcat:4absrvpf3ndepo7torgzu2f67i