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HotStuff: BFT Consensus in the Lens of Blockchain (arxiv.org)
21 points by tosh 33 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:


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


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