PoSI: A New Consensus Protocol Based on Storage Age and Data Integrity Verification

Chang Wang,
Jun Shen,
Shichong Tan,


The blockchain is getting increasingly popular nowadays because of its decentralization and distributed consistency. The backbone protocol of blockchain is the consensus protocol, making it execute stably. The commonly used consensus protocols in blockchain, such as Proof of Work (PoW), Proof of Stake (PoS) and Proof of Space (PoSpace), have the problem of massive waste of resources. As far as we know, the existing consensus protocols fail to deal with such an issue well. In order to make full use of these resources, we propose a new consensus protocol named Proof of Storage Age and Integrity Verification (PoSI) in this paper. We introduce the definition of storage age and combine it with pairing-free data integrity verification in the proposed protocol. Numerous analyses and implementation results demonstrate the security and high efficiency of the proposed protocol.

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Chang Wang, Jun Shen, Shichong Tan, "PoSI: A New Consensus Protocol Based on Storage Age and Data Integrity Verification," Journal of Internet Technology, vol. 22, no. 5 , pp. 979-989, Sep. 2021.

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