One of the biggest criticisms of the Bitcoin Core blockchain technology lies in its consensus algorithm, known as Proof-of-Work (PoW). This compute-intensive consensus algorithm is resulting in an ever-increasing electrical cost per transaction, this is compounded by its data storage limitations. Consequently, this phenomenon determines the maximum limit in the transaction processing rate. This limitation is causing many industries to refrain from using Blockchain technology. This paper proposes a Proof-of-Enough-Work (PoEW) consensus algorithm for a BC blockchain configuration to get rid of this obstacle. We present parallel block processing through the reallocation of computing resources, specifically used to add blocks to the blockchain, also called mining. This is explicitly done with an extension to the key BC mining parameters, called the block difficulty or the amount of computing effort needed to process a block. The introduction of an efficient use of computing resources or effort significantly increases the transaction processing rate.Through simulations we demonstrate a significant increase in transaction processing rate compared to conventional PoW. It produces transaction processing comparable to centralised transaction networks or a high transaction throughput solution. Moreover, the proposed consensus algorithm reduces the cost per transaction in terms of electricity usage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2022
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE Xplore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665442664
ISBN (Print)9781665442671 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2022
Event2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) - Hilton Austin and online, Austin, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 202213 Apr 2022
https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/xpl/conhome/9771381/proceeding (Conference proceedings)

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NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511


Conference2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Abbreviated titleBoosting verticals into wireless orbit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) is the world premier wireless event that brings together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from government agencies and other institutions to exchange information and ideas on wireless advancement communications and networking technology.

The 2022 edition of this important event will be held in Austin, Texas. WCNC 2022 will feature a comprehensive technical program offering numerous technical sessions with papers showcasing the latest technologies, applications and services. The conference program includes workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders and renowned academics, panel discussions, a large exhibition, business and industrial forums.
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