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HotStuff: BFT Consensus in the Lens of Blockchain (arxiv.org)
21 points by tosh 31 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments



For the uninitiated, this is the consensus protocol used in Libra.


What properties make HotStuff different than Tendermint?


Plain English summary please?


HotStuff is a consensus algorithm used in Libra blockchain. A consensus algorithm is a critical part in distributed systems to decide what is the "right truth".

Here is a good analysis by Near Protocol author, Alex Skidanov:

https://twitter.com/AlexSkidanov/status/1141040292767789056

Also looks like one of the paper authors now works for the Ava blockchain (Avalanve consensus) from Cornell University:

https://avalabs.org/




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