A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies

Lara Mauri, Stelvio Cimato, Ernesto Damiani
2018 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy  
Blockchain technology is having a deep impact on the financial and technical sectors providing a mechanism for the creation of decentralized currencies and a number of applications in different fields. At the core of the technology there is a consensus protocol enabling the maintenance of a distributed ledger. In general current systems are complex schemes that implement a combination of cryptographic algorithm, distributed techniques, and incentive driven behaviour. In this paper we focus on
more » ... ree of the most diffused platforms, i.e. Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum, and provide a comparative analysis of their most important features such as the architecture, the scripting language, the economic and security properties. Mauri, L., Cimato, S. and Damiani, E. A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies .
doi:10.5220/0006648801270138 dblp:conf/icissp/MauriCD18 fatcat:4j4pvdmh6vh4li3bpjvxnv2q4u