practical Byzantine fault tolerance (PBFT) [English]

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  • Seibold et al. 2016 (†821 p.18): A characteristic of a distributed computing system allowing for a certain amount of failures yet allows that system to continue operating and reach agreement. The traditional Byzantine consensus protocols today play a role in proof-of-concept settings where all nodes are known to each other (permissioned system) and authenticated and trusted validators within the network are chosen at random but always at a majority, which is resilient to Byzantine imposters and Sybil attacks.