[Din] Minimal assumption for interoperable blockchain systems

Thomas Hardjono <hardjono@mit.edu> Sun, 03 June 2018 13:51 UTC

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Subject: [Din] Minimal assumption for interoperable blockchain systems
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Here is a question I'd like to throw out to this community regarding "interoperable blockchain systems" -- a topic which will undoubtedly come to the forefront (assuming it doesn't get drowned-out or killed by the barrage of hype about BC):

-- Minimal assumption: What is the minimal assumption for interoperable blockchain systems with regards to the notion of transaction units. In other words, what is the “datagram” equivalent of transactions – namely the transaction unit that is semantically understandable (processable) by multiple different blockchain systems.

This is a question we posed in our recent discussion paper:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1805.05934.pdf

Would love to get your thoughts on this "datagram" equivalent question (or if this framework of thought is even the correct one).


Best


-- thomas --