Securing Blockchain Shards By Using Learning Based Reputation and Verifiable Random Functions

Bugday A., ÖZSOY A., Sever H.

International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC), İstanbul, Turkey, 18 - 20 June 2019 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isncc.2019.8909175
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In order to meet the increasing demand of the blockchain, it needs to find a solution to the scalability problem. It has been focused on sharding recently to address the scalability problem. In the sharding method, the blockchain is divided into pieces. Instead of a more extensive network, networks with fewer nodes are created. As a result, it becomes more important that each node in the network is reliable. In this study, studies using sharding method have been investigated, and methods for the assigning nodes to shards are proposed. The use of learning-based adaptive methods for this process will contribute to the safe and reliable use of shards. The probability of the shards to deteriorate and influence the whole blockchain will be reduced.