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Applied Mathematics | Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems | Information Security | Politics and Social Change
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
This paper provides the first comprehensive survey of methods for inserting arbitrary data into Bitcoin's blockchain. Historical methods of data insertion are described, along with lesser-known techniques that are optimized for efficiency. Insertion methods are compared on the basis of efficiency, cost, convenience of data reconstruction, permanence, and potentially negative impact on the Bitcoin ecosystem.
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Sward, Andrew; OP_0, Vecna; and Stonedahl, Forrest. "Data Insertion in Bitcoin's Blockchain" (2017). Computer Science: Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works.
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