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I. BashirBlockchain Consensus https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8179-6_6

6. Early Protocols

Imran Bashir1  
London, UK

In this chapter, I introduce early protocols. First, we start with a background on distributed transactions and relevant protocols, such as the two-phase commit. After that, we’ll continue our journey, look at the agreement protocols, and conclude the chapter with some fundamental results in distributed computing. This chapter introduces early consensus algorithms such as those presented in the works of Lamport et al., Ben-Or et al., and Toueg et.al. It is helpful to understand these fundamental ideas before continuing our voyage toward ...

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