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Agent-based Simulation of Blockchains



In this paper, we describe LUNES-Blockchain, an agent-based simulator of blockchains that is able to exploit Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS) techniques to offer a high level of scalability. To assess the preliminary implementation of our simulator, we provide a simplified modelling of the Bitcoin protocol and we study the effect of a security attack on the consensus protocol in which a set of malicious nodes implements a filtering denial of service (i.e. Sybil Attack). The results confirm the viability of the agent-based modelling of blockchains implemented by means of PADS.


  • Blockchain, Simulation, Distributed Ledger, Bitcoin.


  • Published in the Proceedings of the 19-th Asia Simulation Conference (AsiaSim 2019). Singapore, 30 October - 1 November, 2019.


  • A pre-peer reviewed version of the article can be found on arXiv:1908.11811.
  • The publisher version is available at [link].


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