Welcome to our AMA on Klaus’ recently published research paper on Fairness
Klaus’ paper examines the concept of Fairness in blockchain-based trading systems and whether they can provide a guarantee that order book access is treated transparently and fairly, i.e, handling attempts of frontrunning, rushing, denial of service, or other attempts to manipulate the sequencing of trading instructions.
His research explores adding a module to blockchains that supports the concept of ‘relative fairness’ so that competing transactions may be sequenced under a known and understood protocol, and not subject to a validator’s discretion. This provides a fast enough transaction speed whilst maintaining a pretty good approximation at fairness.
The AMA will go live on Tuesday 7th July 2020, 17.00-18.00 BST