Alternative Distributed Ledger Technologies Blockchain vs. Tangle vs. Hashgraph - A High-Level Overview and Comparison

8 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2018

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Patrick Schueffel

Haute école de gestion (HEG) de Fribourg

Date Written: December 15, 2017

Abstract

The Blockchain technology will soon be ten years of age. What does not sound a lot in absolute terms is a substantial age in a fast-paced and ever changing technological environment. Large unnoticed by the majority of authors on distributed ledger technologies two alternative technologies have recently emerged: Tangle, and Hashgraph. This article provides an introduction to the three main alternative distributed ledger technologies, Blockchain, Tangle and Hashgraph and yields a high-level comparison.

Keywords: Distributed Ledger Technology, Crypto Currency, Blockchain, Financial Services

JEL Classification: B26, D2, D7, H4, K00, P4, P00

Suggested Citation

Schueffel, Patrick, Alternative Distributed Ledger Technologies Blockchain vs. Tangle vs. Hashgraph - A High-Level Overview and Comparison (December 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144241 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3144241

Patrick Schueffel (Contact Author)

Haute école de gestion (HEG) de Fribourg ( email )

Chemin du Musée 4
Fribourg, 1700
Switzerland

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