1. Impact of DLTs on Provider Networks
Publication URL: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-trossen-rtgwg-impact-of-dlts
This document discusses the impact of distributed ledger technologies being realized over IP-based provider networks. The focus here lies on the impact that the DLT communication patterns have on efficiency of resource usage in the underlying networks. We provide initial insights into experimental results to quantify this impact in terms of inefficient and wasted communication, aligned along challenges that the DLT realization over IP networks faces
2. BGP Blockchain
Publication URL: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-mcbride-rtgwg-bgp-blockchain/
This document reviews possible opportunities of using Blockchain to secure BGP policies within a domain and across the global Internet.
3. Secure Asset Transfer (SAT) Interoperability Architecture
Publication URL: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-hardjono-sat-architecture/
This document proposes an interoperability architecture for the secure transfer of assets between two networks or systems based on the gateway model.
4. An Architecture for Trustworthy and Transparent Digital Supply Chains
Publication URL: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-ietf-scitt-architecture/
This document defines a generic and scalable architecture to enable transparency across any supply chain with minimum adoption barriers for producers (who can register their claims on any Transparency Service (TS), with the guarantee that all consumers will be able to verify them) and enough flexibility to allow different implementations of Transparency Services with various auditing and compliance requirements.
1. DLT Side Meeting @IETF113
A side meeting about Distributed Ledger Technology(DLT) in networking is arranged @IETF113. The following topics are discussed:
- Introduction to DLTs in networking by Mike McBride. see: PDF - Intro to DLT sidemeeting @IETF113
- LISP and DLTs by Dino Farinacci.
- DLT interoperability by Thomas Hardjono. See: PDF - DLT Interop
- Impact of DTLs on netowrking by Dirk Trossen. See: PDF - DLT by Dirk
IRTF - Decentralized Internet Infrastructure(DINRG)
The Decentralized Internet Infrastructure Research Group (DINRG) will investigate open research issues in decentralizing infrastructure services such as trust management, identity management, name resolution, resource/asset ownership management, and resource discovery.
The evolution of distributed ledger technologies and the platforms that leverage them has given rise to the development of decentralized communication and infrastructure systems, and experiments with the same. Some examples include name resolution (Namecoin, Ethereum Name Service), identity management (OneName), distributed storage (IPFS, MaidSafe), distributed applications, or DApps (Blockstack), and IP address allocation and delegation. DINRG will investigate these systems from an Internet technologies perspective, and to connect the domain expertise in the IRTF and IETF with the distributed systems and decentralized ledgers community.