A Group-Based Block Storage Model with Block Splitting and Unit Encoding for Consortium Blockchains

Peiyun Zhang, Zijie Liu, Mengchu Zhou, Bo Huang

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Abstract

With the continuous development of consortium blockchains, the storage overhead of blocks and storage load of nodes are increasing. The existing storage models consider either low-reliability issues or high storage overhead but not both. This work proposes a storage model that combines group-based block storage with block splitting and unit encoding. The former is used to improve the reliability of a block, while the latter is adopted to reduce the storage overhead and increase the reliability of a block in a consortium blockchain. Based on this model, this work designs a storage method to minimize the storage overhead of blocks and storage load of nodes, and maximize reliability of a consortium blockchain. Experimental results show that the proposed method outperforms Multi-layer Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance, RapidChain, and Byzantine Fault Tolerance-Store in terms of storage overhead and reliability, thus greatly advancing the field of consortium blockchains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2886-2897
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Consortium blockchain
  • block
  • block splitting
  • group-based block storage
  • unit encoding

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