BFT Prime vs. Bitcoin

The rise of global, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency networks inspired by the Bitcoin blockchain has given new relevance to the design and implementation of Byzantine fault-tolerant systems.

In this paper, we will describe the meaning of “Byzantine” faults, present two very different solutions to the problem—Prime and the Bitcoin blockchain—and explore their comparative strengths and weaknesses.

You can find the link to the full paper here: BFT_Prime_vs_Bitcoin

Toward Open Source Intrusion Tolerant SCADA

SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems are in charge of much of the world’s critical infrastructure. They have traditionally existed on private networks and, thus, security has often been an afterthought in their designs. Exploits against these systems have the potential to cause large scale disasters, particularly as they begin to move to the open Internet.

At Sunayu, our experts have extensive backgrounds in distributed systems, including contributions to ongoing work focused on applying bleeding-edge research towards an open source, intrusion tolerant SCADA solution.

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