Establishing trust protocols in mutual distrust network by consensus formation

Abstract

Any interactions between actors take place through networks of connections between them. An important goal is to ensure the security of such interactions, especially in advent of quantum computing technologies. It might be that in the post-quantum world, the avatar of verification architectures will be manifested through distributed protocols. Here we augment the discussion by explicitely drawing the analogy between distributed protocol consensus formation and consensus formation in social networks in various topologies. Hierarchical networks, in both domains, exhibit slowest timescale of consensus formation. We conclude this supports universal argument towards establishment of distributed protocol mechanisms, wherever the scaleability with network size is of relevance.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.30837/rt.2019.3.198.07
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Mathematics
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Urban Technology and the Environment (ASTUTE)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Funding: Kateryna Isirova acknowledges funding through the Erasmus programme during her research visit to Aston University, Birmingham (UK).
Publication ISSN: 0485-8972
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Related URLs: http://rt.nure. ... cle/view/184662 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2019-10-25
Accepted Date: 2019-10-25
Authors: Isirova, Kateryna
Potii, Oleksandr
Claussen, Jens Christian (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9870-4924)

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