Consensus in 50 pages

Proofs in the consensus literature are often presented without much explanation as to why protocols are defined the way they are, and without a clear narrative navigating the different results achieved by a zoo of possible setup assumptions. These notes (under construction) attempt to rectify that. The aim is to give clear and succinct explanations of the most important results from the literature. I’ll post updates frequently…

Consensus in 50 pages, pdf

Here are some links to recent talks I gave at a16z, which are based on these notes:

Intro to Consensus Part I

Intro to Consensus Part II

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