Zoran Skoda blockchain interoperability

Blockchain projects desire various features like privacy, security (in various aspects), speed, low latency, flexible smart contract platforms, high data capacity/cheap storage etc. Protocols good in one feature are hard to be good in other, for example high speed is hard to reconcile with high security. Thus it is impossible that one technology will be the best in all aspects, therefore in future many different blockchain/DL technologies will coexist. On the other hand, there are network effects where usability grows (even quadratically) with number of network participants favoring large networks and monopole. The exit from the dilemma is however in interoperability, where different blockchains can communicate and one has the ability to share the value between different networks. Ingenious innovations are done on path of interoperability at the levels of algorithms, incentivization methods, software and so on.

  • Vitalik Buterin (for R3), Chain interoperability Sep 2016 pdf

  • Tier Nolan, Re: Alt chains and atomic transfers, 2013, bitcointalk discussion post

  • PolkaDot.network

  • Gavin Wood, PolkaDot: vision for a heterogeneous multi-chain framework pdf

  • substrate at parity.io

  • substrate in this wiki

  • G. Wood, Substrate: A Rustic Vision for Polkadot at Web3 Summit 2018, youtube

  • blog Why write smart contracts in rust, Towards a brighter future for smart contracts

  • cosmos.network

  • Cosmos Workshop (Berkeley 2019) yt

  • tendermint consensus protocol (interblockchain apps, to appear with Ethermint); documentation

  • Matthew Black, TingWei Liu, Tony Cai, Atomic loans: cryptocurrency debt instruments arxiv/1901.05117

  • Stefan Dziembowski, Lisa Eckey, Sebastian Faust, Fairswap: how to fairly exchange digital goods, Proceeding CCS ‘18, ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security 967-984 paper pdf; Adrian Colyer, blog about the paper

  • A. Back et al. Enabling blockchain innovations with pegged sidechains pdf

  • (Ripple) Interledger whitepaper pdf; interledger.org

  • Z. Liu et al. HyperService: interoperability and programmability across heterogeneous blockchains, arxiv/1908.09343

  • E. Fynn, A. Bessani, F. Bedone, Smart contracts on the move, arxiv/2004.05933

  • A. Gabizon et al. Plumo: towards scalable interoperable blockchains using ultraLight validation systems, pdf

  • ontology, docs.ont.io, whitepaper pdf, “Public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform”

An important extension of interoperability is with cryptographic proofs which are delegated in certain sense:

  • Aggelos Kiayias, Andrew Miller, Dionysis Zindros, Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work, IACR preprint 2017 pdf (see also here and Cardano, IOHK)

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