|Topology-Aware Cooperative Data Protection in Blockchain-Based Decentralized Storage Networks
|Siyi Yang, University of California, Los Angeles, United States; Ahmed Hareedy, Robert Calderbank, Duke University, United States; Lara Dolecek, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
|M.3: Codes for Distributed Storage III
|Coding for Storage and Memories
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|The continuous rise of the blockchain technology is moving various information systems towards decentralization. Blockchain-based decentralized storage networks (DSNs) offer significantly higher privacy and lower costs to customers compared with centralized cloud storage associated with specific vendors. Coding is required to retrieve data stored on failing components. While coding solutions for centralized storage have been intensely studied, those for DSNs have not yet been discussed. In this paper, we propose a coding scheme where each node receives extra protection through cooperation with nodes in its neighborhood in a heterogeneous DSN with any given topology. Our scheme can achieve faster recovery speed compared with existing network coding methods, and can correct more erasure patterns compared with our previous work.