In the ICN4BLOCKCHAIN project we set out to discover whether and how Information-Centric Networking (ICN) can help alleviate this scalability issue. We developed a proof-of-concept in-house using Bitcoin and an ICN implementation called Named Data Networking. We used this to measure the difference in total amount of packets and bytes transferred in a normal Bitcoin network compared to our Bitcoin+NDN hybrid.
This presentation gives a brief overview of BCT and ICN and further focuses on the implementation and executed quantitative experiments and evaluation of the project.
Niels van Adrichem, Jeffrey Panneman and Oskar van Deventer