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Minghui Xu, Feng Zhao, Yifei Zou, Chunchi Liu, Xiuzhen Cheng and Falko Dressler, "BLOWN: A Blockchain Protocol for Single-Hop Wireless Networks under Adversarial SINR," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 22 (8), pp. 4530–4547, August 2023.


Known as a distributed ledger technology (DLT), blockchain has attracted much attention due to its properties such as decentralization, security, immutability and transparency, and its potential of servicing as an infrastructure for various applications. Blockchain can empower wireless networks with identity management, data integrity, access control, and high-level security. However, previous studies on blockchain-enabled wireless networks mostly focus on proposing architectures or building systems with popular blockchain protocols. Nevertheless, such existing protocols have obvious shortcomings when adopted in wireless networks where nodes may have limited physical resources, may fall short of well-established reliable channels, or may suffer from variable bandwidths impacted by environments or jamming attacks. In this paper, we propose a novel consensus protocol named Proof-of-Channel (PoC) leveraging the natural properties of wireless communications, and develop a permissioned BLOWN protocol (BLOckchain protocol for Wireless Networks) for single-hop wireless networks under an adversarial SINR model. We formalize BLOWN with the universal composition framework and prove its security properties, namely persistence and liveness, as well as its strengths in countering against adversarial jamming, double-spending, and Sybil attacks, which are also demonstrated by extensive simulation studies.

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Minghui Xu
Feng Zhao
Yifei Zou
Chunchi Liu
Xiuzhen Cheng
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Xu, Minghui and Zhao, Feng and Zou, Yifei and Liu, Chunchi and Cheng, Xiuzhen and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/TMC.2022.3162117},
    title = {{BLOWN: A Blockchain Protocol for Single-Hop Wireless Networks under Adversarial SINR}},
    pages = {4530--4547},
    journal = {IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing},
    issn = {1536-1233},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    month = {8},
    number = {8},
    volume = {22},
    year = {2023},

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