An Analysis into the Scalability of Bitcoin and Ethereum

  • Richard DennisEmail author
  • Jules Pagna Disso
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 797)


With cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based networks being increasingly used for more and more applications, a fundamental issue is now being noticed; scalability. In this paper, we conduct what we believe the first long-term assessment of the two largest blockchain-based networks; Bitcoin and Ethereum. Using historic data, we model how their growth could be over the next three years and proposed a model, a temporal blockchain, to reduce the network size and increase scalability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Nettitude LabsLeamington SpaUK

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