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Towards Secure and Scalable Computation in Peer-to-Peer Networks

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Towards Secure and Scalable Computation in Peer-to-Peer Networks
We consider the problems of Byzantine Agreement and Leader Election, where a constant fraction b < 1/3 of processors are controlled by a malicious adversary. The first problem requires that all uncorrupted processors come to an agreement on a bit initially held by one of the uncorrupted processors; the second requires that the uncorrupted processors choose a leader who is uncorrupted. Motivated by the need for robust and scalable computation in peer-to-peer networks, we design the first scalable protocols for these problems for a network whose degree is polylogarithmic in its size. By scalable, we mean that each uncorrupted processor sends and processes a number of bits that is only polylogarithmic in n. (We assume no limit on the number of messages sent by corrupted processors.) With high probability, our Byzantine Agreement protocol results in agreement among a 1−O(1/ ln n) fraction of the uncorrupted processors. With constant probability, our Leader Election protocol elects ...
Valerie King, Jared Saia, Vishal Sanwalani, Erik V
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where FOCS
Authors Valerie King, Jared Saia, Vishal Sanwalani, Erik Vee
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