An analysis into the scalability of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Richard Dennis, Jules Pagna Disso
Richard Dennis, Jules Pagna Disso
02 July, 2016
  • Posted in Research Papers

With cryptocurrencies and blockchain based networks being increasingly used for more and more applications, a fundamental issue is now being notice; scalability.

In this paper we conduct what we believe the first long term assessment of the two largest blockchain based networks; Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Using historic data, we model how their growth could be over the next three years and propose a model, a temporal blockchain, to reduce the network size and increase scalability.