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On Consortium Blockchain Consistency: A Queueing Network Model Approach
Meng,Tianhui1; Zhao,Yubin1,2; Wolter,Katinka3; Xu,Cheng Zhong4
Source PublicationIEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Analyzing blockchain protocols is a notoriously difficult task due to the underlying large scale distributed networks. To address this problem, stochastic model-based approaches are often utilized. However, the abstract models in prior work turn out not to be adoptable to consortium blockchains as the consensus of such a blockchain often consists of multiple processes. To address the lack of efficient analysis tools, we propose a queueing network-based method for analyzing consistency properties of consortium blockchain protocols in this article. Our method provides a way to evaluate the performance of the main stages in blockchain consensus. We apply our framework to the Hyperledger Fabric system and recover key properties of the blockchain network. Using our method, we analyze the security properties of the ordering mechanism and the impact of delaying endorsement messages in consortium blockchain protocols. Then an upper bound is derived of the damage an attacker could cause who is capable of delaying the honest players' messages. Based on the proposed method, we employ analytical derivations to investigate both the security and performance features, and corroborate close agreement with measurements on a wide-Area network testbed running the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. With the proposed method, designers of future blockchains can provide a more rigorous analysis of their consortium blockchain schemes.

KeywordAnalyzing Framework Consistency Consortium Blockchain Delay Attack Permissoned Blockchain Queueing Networks
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WOS Research AreaComputer Science ; Engineering
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Theory & Methods ; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
WOS IDWOS:000610964000002
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85099601191
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorZhao,Yubin
Affiliation1.Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Shenzhen,China
2.School of Microelectronics Science and Technology,Sun Yat-Sen University,Zhuhai,China
3.Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,Freie Universität Berlin,Berlin,Germany
4.State Key Lab of IoTSC and Department of Computer and Information Science,University of Macau,Macau,Macao
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Meng,Tianhui,Zhao,Yubin,Wolter,Katinka,et al. On Consortium Blockchain Consistency: A Queueing Network Model Approach[J]. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems,2021,32(6):1369-1382.
APA Meng,Tianhui,Zhao,Yubin,Wolter,Katinka,&Xu,Cheng Zhong.(2021).On Consortium Blockchain Consistency: A Queueing Network Model Approach.IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems,32(6),1369-1382.
MLA Meng,Tianhui,et al."On Consortium Blockchain Consistency: A Queueing Network Model Approach".IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 32.6(2021):1369-1382.
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