IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - An Experimental Investigation Into the Hash Functions Used in Blockchains

Author(s): Fuqin Wang ; Yijiang Chen ; Ruochen Wang ; Akindipe Olusegun Francis ; Bugingo Emmanuel ; Wei Zheng ; Jinjun Chen
Sponsor(s): IEEE Technology Management Council
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Volume: PP
Page(s): 1 - 21
ISSN (Electronic): 1558-0040
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9391
DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2019.2932202
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This article investigates how choosing a different hash function might affect the overall performance of a blockchain. We focus on the selection of hash function for Ethereum and carry out... View More

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