Reference : Topology Analysis of the XRP Ledger
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Engineering, computing & technology : Computer science
Computational Sciences
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/52364
Topology Analysis of the XRP Ledger
English
Tumas, Vytautas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > SEDAN >]
Rivera, Sean mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > SEDAN >]
Magoni, Damien mailto [Université Bordeaux 1 > Computer Science]
State, Radu mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > SEDAN >]
12-Oct-2022
Yes
The 38th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing
March 27 - March 31, 2023
Tallinn
Estonia
[en] Blockchain ; XRP Ledger ; Topology Analysis
[en] XRP Ledger is one of the oldest, well-established blockchains. Despite the popularity of the XRP Ledger, little is known about its underlying peer-to-peer network. The structural properties of a network impact its efficiency, security and robustness. We aim to close the knowledge gap by providing a detailed analysis of the XRP overlay network.

In this paper we examine the graph-theoretic properties of the XRP Ledger peer-to-peer network and its temporal characteristics. We crawl the XRP Ledger over two months and collect 1,290 unique network snapshots. We uncover a small group of nodes that act as a networking backbone. In addition, we observe a high network churn, with a third of the nodes changing every five days. Our findings have strong implications for the resilience and safety of the XRP Ledger.
Ripple UBRI
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/52364
10.1145/3555776.3577611

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