A Pub-Sub Architecture to Promote Blockchain Interoperability

01/29/2021 ∙ by Sara Ghaemi, et al. ∙ 0

The maturing of blockchain technology leads to heterogeneity, where multiple solutions specialize in a particular use case. While the development of different blockchain networks shows great potential for blockchains, the isolated networks have led to data and asset silos, limiting the applications of this technology. Blockchain interoperability solutions are essential to enable distributed ledgers to reach their full potential. Such solutions allow blockchains to support asset and data transfer, resulting in the development of innovative applications. This paper proposes a novel blockchain interoperability solution for permissioned blockchains based on the publish/subscribe architecture. We implemented a prototype of this platform to show the feasibility of our design. We evaluate our solution by implementing examples of the different publisher and subscriber networks, such as Hyperledger Besu, which is an Ethereum client, and two different versions of Hyperledger Fabric. We present a performance analysis of the whole network that indicates its limits and bottlenecks. Finally, we discuss the extensibility and scalability of the platform in different scenarios. Our evaluation shows that our system can handle a throughput in the order of the hundreds of transactions per second.

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