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Title:Measuring Ethereum's peer-to-peer network
Author(s):Kim, Simon
Advisor(s):Bailey, Michael D
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Ethereum network
Peer-to-peer computing
Network measurement
Devp2p network
Abstract:Ethereum, a cryptocurrency currently valued at 46 billion US dollars, has grown over 6,500% in the last 12 months. Despite the growth in value, we still have very limited Ethereum network visibility. In this thesis, we analyze the Ethereum network from two vantage points: the DEVp2p network and the Ethereum Mainnet. The DEVp2p peer-to- peer (P2P) network was developed specifically for and ultimately underlies the Ethereum Mainnet. We examine overall composition of the DEVp2p network. We analyze our peer connections on the Ethereum Mainnet—the main Ethereum network established on top of DEVp2p. We compare the Ethereum network’s properties to those of other well-studied P2P networks, namely BitTorrent and Gnutella. We develop novel techniques to measure the Ethereum P2P network and gain visibility into this previously opaque network.
Issue Date:2017-12-11
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Seoung K. Kim
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-03-13
Date Deposited:2017-12

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