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NISTIR 8202

Blockchain Technology Overview

Date Published: October 2018

Author(s)

Dylan Yaga (NIST), Peter Mell (NIST), Nik Roby (G2), Karen Scarfone (Scarfone Cybersecurity)

Abstract

Keywords

blockchain; consensus model; cryptocurrency; cryptographic hash function; asymmetric-key cryptography; distributed ledger; distributed consensus algorithm; proof of work; proof of stake; round robin; proof of authority; proof of identity; proof of elapsed time; soft fork, hard fork; smart contracts; data oracle
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Documentation

Publication:
NISTIR 8202 (DOI)
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Supplemental Material:
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Document History:
Draft NISTIR 8202 (1/24/18)
NISTIR 8202 (10/3/18)

Topics

Security and Privacy
digital signatures; secure hashing

Technologies
blockchain