Hybrid architecture model to increase bootstrapping capability on Bitcoin

Richard Dennis, Dr Gareth Owenson
Richard Dennis, Dr Gareth Owenson
17 April, 2019
  • Posted in Research Papers

How to scale Bitcoin is still an open research question, while most of the research currently focuses on increasing the number of transaction Bitcoin can process, this paper takes a different view, and looks at the bootstrapping method. We demonstrate an effective and proven attack on the current DNS protocol which enables a low resourced attacker to partition new nodes joining the network. We then conduct analysis on how well the current DNS model can scale, before suggesting a hybrid P2P architecture model comparing this model with the current protocols, in terms of resistance to the DNS attack and scalability.

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