A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies

Lara Mauri, Stelvio Cimato, Ernesto Damiani

Abstract

Blockchain technology is having a deep impact on the financial and technical sectors providing a mechanism for the creation of decentralized currencies and a number of applications in different fields. At the core of the technology there is a consensus protocol enabling the maintenance of a distributed ledger. In general current systems are complex schemes that implement a combination of cryptographic algorithm, distributed techniques, and incentive driven behaviour. In this paper we focus on three of the most diffused platforms, i.e. Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum, and provide a comparative analysis of their most important features such as the architecture, the scripting language, the economic and security properties.

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Mauri L., Cimato S. and Damiani E. (2018). A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies .In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-282-0, pages 127-138. DOI: 10.5220/0006648801270138


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icissp18,
author={Lara Mauri and Stelvio Cimato and Ernesto Damiani},
title={A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2018},
pages={127-138},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006648801270138},
isbn={978-989-758-282-0},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - A Comparative Analysis of Current Cryptocurrencies
SN - 978-989-758-282-0
AU - Mauri L.
AU - Cimato S.
AU - Damiani E.
PY - 2018
SP - 127
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0006648801270138