The thesis examines and improves upon the properties of both fairness and decentralisation
in modern cryptocurrencies, re-examining public key infrastructure, client puzzles and useful
proofs of work in the blockchain context. The thesis also develops a framework construction
for a novel directed-acyclic-graph-based cryptocurrency scheme. This framework represents
a major result, being both the first academic and practically realisable proposal for using
directed acyclic graphs in decentralised cryptocurrencies.
Carr, C. Towards fairness and decentralisation in modern cryptocurrencies. (Thesis). NTNU and QUT. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5541122