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Byzantine Fault

By CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
A byzantine fault is where an error has occured, yet a computer system does not know due which component/what failed to the lack of information and continues to iterate on a given instruction. An example of a byzantine fault tolerant distributed computing system that accounts this is the Bitcoin blockchain which utilizes the Proof-of-Work system to achieve consensus on the blockchain.

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