Mechanism Labs

Open Source Blockchain Research Lab

  • This paper aims to offer a collection of the most popular blockchain scalability solutions. The main goal is to give a fundamental understanding of each solution and how each follows different methods to find its own respective balance in the tradeoff outlined by the scalability trilemma - decentralization vs. security vs. scalability. The paper…

    TeX 8 Updated Sep 30, 2018
  • This paper presents the first systematization of knowledge within these major blockchain protocols, understanding the common challenges and solutions, and providing a formal structure within which to compare them. We break down these protocols by network, adversarial, and economic model, deeply understanding the common challenges of choosing pr…

    TeX 61 10 1 issue needs help Updated Sep 6, 2018
  • An examination of two attack vectors on Proof of Stake (PoS) systems: Superior Returns Attack (SRA) and Random Attack Threshold (RAT)

    TeX 5 1 issue needs help Updated Aug 19, 2018
  • Understandable notes on blockchain papers.

    11 3 Updated Aug 18, 2018
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