We present a minimalist agent-based model to efficiently simulate the Ethereum Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus protocol. The model depends on information diffusion: the main parameters are block and attestation latency as well as the underlying peer-to-peer topology. In addition to the model description, we define measures to asses the quality of consensus, providing tools to observe the model’s reactivity to parameters change.”
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Nicolò Vallarano fields of research range between the statistical mechanics of networks and distributed ledger technologies. He’s a research associate at UZH Blockchain and Decentralized Ledger Techonology(BDLT) group modelling consensus protocols other than the classic Bitcoin Proof-of-work. As part of his research activity he collaborates to the Blockchain Observatory in the study and classification of cryptocurrencies economic state.
Nicolò Vallarano will give a talk on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 3 PM in the Salon.