The innovation speed in Blockchain landscape is just breathtaking and being able to (or to be honest trying to...) follow all these rapid changes is a chance for all software engineers.
At the core of the Blockchain disruption are consensus algorithm:
Consensus algorithms enable network participants to agree on the contents of a blockchain in a distributed and trust-less manner.
And the consensus algorithm plays a crucial role in maintaining the safety and efficiency of blockchain. Using the right algorithm may bring a significant increase to the performance of blockchain application.
But do you know how much consensus type are out there? or where they are applied? my new Consensus Map may help you there exploring the always evolving landscape:
Here is the actual Consensus list: DPoR, DPoS, DPoS/LPoS, FBA, HPoW, LFT, Limited Confidence Proof-of-Activity, Ouroboros, POBh, PoA, PoB, PoB/PoS, PoC, PoI, PoP, PoP/PoV/PoQ, PoPP, PoR, PoS, PoS/LPoS, PoS/PoB, PoS/PoD, PoS/PoP, PoS/PoW, PoS/PoW/PoT, PoST, PoSign, PoW, PoW/DPoW, PoW/HiPoS, PoW/PoM/PoSII, PoW/PoS, PoW/PoS/PoC, PoW/PoSC, PoW/PoZ, PoW/nPoS, PoWT Proof of Believability, Proof of Existence, Proof of Ownership, Proof of Time, Scrypt-adaptive-N (ASIC resistant), TPoS, Tangle, dPoW/PoW, mFBA
You can filter by any type of Consensus and zoom, learn more about them by hovering over the menu.
The map also feature a mode selector at the bottom, if you switch to Algorithm Map you'll see where each of the 82 cryptographic algorithm are used!
The Map will be auto-magically regenerated every week on Sunday evening. The tedious task of maintaining the list of all Consensus algorithms (I've documented 60+ but only 47 are represented) and their descriptions are (still) maintained manually.
More filters will be added soon (showing for example only the top 100 by market cap, consensus by date of creation, and so on...), and your feedback is always welcomed.