Mitigating bitcoin node storage size by DHT

Ryosuke Abe, Shigeya Suzuki, Jun Murai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


A type of Bitcoin node called “Full Node” has to hold the entire of historical transaction data called “Blockchain” to verify that new transactions are correct or not. To operate nodes as Full Nodes, the required storage size will be too large for resource-constrained devices. In this paper, to mitigate storage size, we propose a storage load balancing scheme by distributed storage based on Distributed Hash Table (DHT). By our scheme, nodes in a DHT cluster can behave like Full Nodes without holding the entire of the blockchain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361316
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 12
Event14th Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2018 Nov 122018 Nov 14


Other14th Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2018


  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Distributed Hash Table
  • Storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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