Graphene: A New Protocol for Block Propagation Using Set Reconciliation

  • A. Pinar OzisikEmail author
  • Gavin Andresen
  • George Bissias
  • Amir Houmansadr
  • Brian Levine
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10436)


We devise a novel method of interactive set reconciliation for efficient block distribution. Our approach, called Graphene, couples a Bloom filter with an IBLT. We evaluate performance analytically and show that Graphene blocks are always smaller. For example, while a 17.5 KB Xtreme Thinblock can be encoded in 10 KB with Compact Blocks, the same information can be encoded in 2.6 KB with Graphene. We show in simulation that Graphene reduces traffic overhead by reducing block overhead.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pinar Ozisik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gavin Andresen
    • 1
  • George Bissias
    • 1
  • Amir Houmansadr
    • 1
  • Brian Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information and Computer SciencesUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA

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