ALTO for the blockchain

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With the inception of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, the underlying concept of the blockchain has now attracted a large number of application scenarios. Due to the decentralised nature of a typical blockchain service, a reliable communication between the different nodes is a mandatory requirement. RFC7285 describes the idea of using Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) that is used to improve the communication in peer-to-peer networks. This document describes the benefits of using ALTO in the context of a blockchain network, and highlights the improvements for a private, consortium and public blockchain.


Stefan Hommes (
Beltran Fiz (
R State (
Anton Zuenko (
Richard Caetano (
Vijay Gurbani (

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