Key Metrics of Blockchain Platforms
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CoinFabrik Introductory Article
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public blockchain sidechainextentionsdistributed ledger/private blockchainconsortia/collaborative effortsdevelopment serviceconsensus protocolother
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PlayersBitcoinEthereumRippleLitecoinDashPeercoinNxtZcashMoneroLiskStellar
RSK (a.k.a Rootstock)
BlockstreamCounterpartyHydraChainCordaJunoBillon
Hyperledger (implementations: Fabric, Iroha, Sawtooth Lake, etc.)
Eris:dbMultichainTendermintInterledgerEnigmaBigChainDB
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CreatorSatoshi NakamotoEthereumRippleLitecoinDash
Scott Nadal, Sunny King
BCNext/Nxt Foundation
Zcash Electric Coin Company
MoneroLisk
Stellar Development Foundation
RSK LabsLiquidCounterpartyBrainBotR3
JPMorgan (Hyperledger)
BillonLinux Foundation (plus approx. 40 finacial institutions)
Monax (form. Eris Industries)
Coin Sciences
Ripple Labs MITBigChainDB
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Player typecryptocurrency
smart contract platform with own cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
cryptocurrency
public blockchain platform
payment network
smart contract/bitcoin sidechain
bitcoin sidechain/development
sidechain (Bitcoin)
Etherum extention
distributed ledger
private blockchain platform
distributed ledger
distributed ledger protocols and standarts development
blockchain building software
blockchain building software
consensus protocol
consensus protocol
multi-party computation platform
database
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Market Capitalization (millions)≈10,075≈1,008≈238≈188≈46≈10≈23≈79≈30≈16
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Liquiditydecentdecent
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LicenseMITvarious open sourceISCMIT/X11MITMIT/X11MIT
(c),MIT,LGPL,GPL
(c)MIT
Apache License, version 2.0.
open sourceopen sourceMIT
open source in future
(c) (c)Copyright, Apache License Version 2.0, etc.MIT
GPLv3 in future
open source
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Asset name/Currency symbol/three letter currency codeBitcoin/฿/BTCEther/Ξ/ETHripple/XRP
Litecoin/Ł/LTC
DASHPeercoinNxt
ZEC, TAZ (testnet currency)
XMR, ɱLSK
Lumen (XLM)
RTC/BTCBTCXCPEther/Ξ/ETH
real world assets (Zloty)
Open Assets
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Public/Private blockchainpublicpublicpublic (controled)publicpublicpublicpublicpublicpublicpublicpublicpublicpublicprivateprivateprivateprivateprivate (defined by developer)privateprivateprivate
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User identitypseudonymouspseudonymouspseudonymous
pseudonymous
anoymous (Nxt coin shuffle)
pseudonymous
anoymous (Nxt coin shuffle)
selective transparency, private (zk-SNARKs)
anoymous, optional transparent
transparenttransparentKYCdefined by developer
defined by developer
anonymousprivate
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Consensus algorithmPoWPoW/PoS/CaspervalidatorsPoW/scryptPoW/X11PoW/PoSPoS
PoW (equihash)
PoWDPoS
Stellar Consensus Protocol (SCP), Federated Byzantine Agreement (FBA)
merge-mined PoW
validatorsvariousRaft various, pluggable (PBFT protocol, PoTE)
Tendermint/BFT/PoS
BFT
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Scripting languageBitcoin Script LanguageSolidity (see comment)
language agnostic
Bitcoin Script Language
Javascript
JavaScript, Java, Go, etc.
RVM
Python/Solidity/Serpent
Hopper Go, Javascript, etc.
Javascript, Solidity
own scripting language
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Smart contractsyes (limited)yes
Codius (abandoned)
yesnonoyes
multi-signature support, batch operations
yesyesyesyesyes yes (chaincode)yes
private contracts
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Turing completenessnoyesnonononononoyesnoyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
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Governance (development decisions, etc)core development teamEthereum FoundationRipple
core development team
Dash Budget System (DBS)
Zcash Electric Coin Company
MoneroLisk
Stellar Development Foundation
RSK LabsdeveloperHyperledger Project’s Technical Steering Committeedeveloper
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Consensus stakeholders (validating transactions)full nodesnodesvalidators
master nodes
nodesnodes
master nodes (delegates)
nodes
defined by developer
defined by developer
defined by developer
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Conflict of Interests / Issuesblock size, vs Etherium
The DAO vs. Ethereum Foundation
Ripple owns a large % of the XRP
accused to facilitate crime
accused to facilitate crime
vs. Etherum smart contracts
inlcudes Fintech and Healthcare industriesrebranding
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Transaction speed>10.0m13-16s10s2.5m2.5m60.0mfast1m10s10sfastfastfastfastfastfastfast1000s per secondfast
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Confirmation Threshold 612
1 Block and Deterministic
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Rapid payments
Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN), +?
Raiden Network
Ripple Transaction Protocol (RTXP)
InstantSend
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Processing cost (CPU,GPU,ASIC)highhighlowlowlowlowlowlowlowlow
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Other featuresUTXOGHOST
Support for USD, EUR, BTX within the network
DAO, coin-mixing
unfinished / highly experimental
2-Way peg (2WP), federation/sidechain
neutral protocol
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51% attackweakstrong51%
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Nothing at Stake Attacksstrongstrongweak
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Sybil attackstrongstrongstrongstrong
Strong (protected by federation checkpoints)
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Selfish/Uncle mining security~33%
12.5% (theoretical), ~20% practical
~33%~33%51%
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Short range / bribe
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DoSweak
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Long range attack
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Coin age accumulation attack
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