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Byzantine fault tolerance

Byzantine fault tolerance

Byzantine fault tolerance is a property of a distributed system such that it can tolerate components of a system failing in arbitrary ways, processing incorrect states, rather than simply stopping or crashing.

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Rachel Phythian
Rachel Phythian approved a suggestion from Golden's AI on 14 Nov, 2018
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Byzantine fault tolerance is an important property for blockchains, as bad actors have economic incentives to participate in blockchain networks and cause faults maliciously for their own financial gain. BitcoinBitcoin uses a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus system as a solution in which their is an economic disincentive to attempt to attack Bitcoin. Bitcoin's solution for Byzantine fault tolerance also includes both public-key cryptography and atomic broadcasting.

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