Paper 2022/554

Byzantine Reliable Broadcast with $O(nL+kn+n^2 log n)$ Communication

Sisi Duan and Haibin Zhang


Byzantine reliable broadcast (BRB) is one of the most fundamental primitives in fault-tolerant distributed computing. It is well-known that the best BRB protocol one can hope for has $O(nL+n^2)$ communication. It is unclear if this bound is achievable. This paper provides a novel BRB protocol---BRB1, which achieves $O(nL + kn + n^2 log n)$ communication, where $n$, $L$, and $k$ are the number of replicas, the message length, and the security parameter, respectively. Our protocol is efficient, because the only building blocks we need are threshold signatures which have been used in various Byzantine fault-tolerant (BFT) protocols (e.g., SBFT, HoneyBadgerBFT, HotStuff). Our protocol is the first asynchronous BRB protocol that breaks the known $O(nL+kn^2)$ bound.

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Preprint. MINOR revision.
Byzantine reliable broadcastBRBbroadcastBFTthreshold signatureconsistent broadcast
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duansisi @ tsinghua edu cn
haibin @ bit edu cn
2022-05-10: revised
2022-05-10: received
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      author = {Sisi Duan and Haibin Zhang},
      title = {Byzantine Reliable Broadcast with $O(nL+kn+n^2 log n)$ Communication},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2022/554},
      year = {2022},
      note = {\url{}},
      url = {}
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