Master of Science in Computer Science
First Committee Member
Ajoy K. Datta
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
John T. Minor
Fourth Committee Member
Emma E. Regentova
Number of Pages
Blockchain technologies have drawn massive attention to the world these past few years mostly because of the burst of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple and many others. A Blockchain, also known as distributed ledger technology, has demonstrated huge potential in saving time and costs. This open-source technology which generates a decentralized public ledger of transactions is widely appreciated for ensuring a high level of privacy through encryption and thus sharing the transaction details only amongst the participants involved in the transactions. The Blockchain is used not only for cryptocurrency but also by various companies to meet their business ends, such as efficient management of supply chains and logistics. The rise and fall of numerous crypto-currencies based on blockchain technology have generated debate among tech-giants and regulatory bodies. There are various groups which are working on standardizing the blockchain technology. At the same time, numerous groups are actively working, developing and fine-tuning their own blockchain platforms. Platforms such as etherium, hyperledger, parity, etc. have their own pros and cons. This research is focused on the performance analysis of blockchain platforms which gives a comparative understanding of these platforms.
Bitcoin; Blockchain; cryptocurrency; Ethereum; Hyperledger Fabric
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Maharjan, Pradip Singh, "Performance Analysis of Blockchain Platforms" (2018). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3367.
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