Battle of the Crypt: Hashgraph Vs Blockchain

hashgraph vs blockchain

A blockchain is a decentralized and distributed digital ledger technology used to record data. The term ‘block’ refers to the most recent data addition to the chain. The chain is constantly growing as blocks are added and recorded in chronological order. Recorded data can be accessed through various computers simultaneously. The data cannot be altered without the alteration of all successive blocks and the approval of the network. Blockchain technology has applications in cryptocurrency, distributed cloud storage, digital identity, smart contracts, digital voting, and decentralized notary.

On the other hand, an advanced technology known as hashgraph uses consensus algorithm, providing a new platform for distributed consensus. It is a transparent, transactional, and flexible system. This technology uses two special techniques to achieve fast and secure consensus, which include Gossip about Gossip and Virtual Voting. Data structure and consensus algorithm features makes it much faster and more secure than blockchain technology.

Blockchain technology is an incorruptible digital ledger of data records. Information recorded on a can be shared and updated. This ensures the data recorded is identical throughout the network and is not stored in individual location. Hashgraph claims to support a superior data structure, which is capable of overcoming challenges faced by blockchain technology such as consensus mechanism, including Public networks and Private network. It offers various advantages over blockchain using consensus algorithm, which is based on superior distributed ledger technology that eliminates the requirement for massive computation and unsustainable energy consumption.

Miners in a blockchain can choose the order of data recording in a block. They can also delay the orders by placing them in future blocks and can even stop from entering the data in the system. Consensus time feature available in hashgraph offers a solution to this challenge by preventing an individual from affecting the consensus order of transactions by denying manipulation in the order of the data records. Single individual cannot manipulate the order of data or stop data from entering the system in hashgraph. In blockchain, a miner can record the data in a single block and decide the order of the blocks in the chain.

Also, entry of the data can be delayed by one or two mining periods if miners refuse to include it. On the other hand, once the data is entered in hashgraph, within a couple of minutes everyone in the community known where it should be placed in history, making the system more provable. In blockchain, work is sometimes wasted mining a block that later is discarded by the community. Whereas the equivalent of a block is never discarded in hashgraph. It is stored as a history, which is more informative and efficient than blockchain. The hashgraph does not require proof-of-work, where in blockchain, community spend a lot of time on calculations, reducing the speed of block mining.

Furthermore, blockchain fails if the new block enters too quickly and requires proof-of-work or some other mechanism to artificially slow down the growth. Hashgraph is simpler as every member can create and enter the data whenever they want. In addition to the conventional applications of these two technologies, the consensus mechanism can be used in a stock market, auction, contest, patent office or in massively multiplayer online games.

According to a report by Coherent Market Insights, most applications that require thousands of transactions per second require community agreement on the order of transactions in near real time. For example, Google Apps for Work includes docs, sheets, and slides that can be offered without requiring users to trust Google, or a distributed eBay that does not require a server to enforce the auction rules, to improve system security. This feature is attributed to fuel the growth opportunity of global hasgraph market.

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