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Scalable and Probabilistic Leaderless BFT Consensus through Metastability


Category: Crypto Ecosystems -> Docs

Type: whitepaper


Science whitepaper with description of Avalanche blockchains consensus protocols in mathematical details. Contains performance comparison with Algorand, Conflux and Bitcoin. Description of evaluation methodology. "The paper describes the Snow protocol family, analyzes its guarantees, and describes how it can be used to construct the core of an internet-scale electronic payment system called Avalanche, which is evaluated in a large scale deployment. Experiments demonstrate that the system can achieve high throughput (3400 tps), provide low confirmation latency (1.35 sec), and scale well compared to existing systems that deliver similar functionality."