International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

A typical operation could comprise the receiving of an input comprising an endorsement policy, a structure of a blockchain network, and requirements for degrees of faults to be accepted and transforming the input received into intermediate data that includes the identifiers of variables that represent the fault states of nodes of the blockchain network, and limitations on the fault states of the nodes as a result of the endorsement policy and demands for the degrees of faults that are acceptable which negate a subset of the restrictions on the intermediate data determining whether a blockchain which follows the endorsement policy and the requirements for the degrees of faults is blockchain-integral based on all the possible fault states and displaying results of the decision on the display screen.

A central database is an area that holds and stores data. This is usually an integrated computing system such as a mainframe or server. The data stored in a central database is typically accessible through multiple locations. Multiple users, or client workstations, have access to the database via the configuration of a server/client. A central database because of its central location, is simple to maintain and control particularly in terms of security. Within a centralized database, data integrity is enhanced and redundancy is minimized as a single storing place of all data also means that any given collection of data has one primary record. This allows data to be as precise and consistent as it is possible and increases data reliability.

A centralized database has a number of drawbacks. A database that is centralized is an example. It has one source of failure. If there isn’t a fault tolerance configuration in place, and a hardware malfunction occurs, all the data stored in the database is lost and all activities of the users will be affected. Centralized databases are dependent on internet connectivity. As a result, the more slow the Internet connection, the more the time required for each database access.Another drawback is that bottlenecks may occur when the central database experiences high traffic. Furthermore, the centralized database provides limited access to information because only one active and productive copy of the data is stored. This means that multiple users will not have access to the same piece of data at the same time without creating problems such as overwriting the data. Central databases are not in any way redundant, and it can be difficult to retrieve data that has been lost in a sudden manner.

Innovators are exploring ways to utilize Blockchain to change the way storage is done and create a decentralized storage system. This applies to global supply chains, financial services and healthcare. With the help of storage numerous industry executives have noticed substantial business benefits, including greater transparency, better security, increased traceability, improved efficiency and speedy transactions and lower costs.

Before any data (e.g. transactions) can be stored on a Blockchain, must be approved by the majority of nodes in the network. Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain infrastructure that supports an application-specific, customizableconsensus protocol (which is referred to as an endorsement policy) which can support diverse blockchain applications. It can be difficult to determine that the network which implements the endorsement policy is in compliance with requirements like Byzantine fault tolerance, and the like. There is a mechanism to ensure that the customizable endorsement policies are being implemented as well as the networks they are placed in.

One embodiment could include an electronic storage device that could store an input that includes an endorsement policy and the structure of a Blockchain network and the requirements for Blockchain. A processor can transform the input into intermediate information which includes fault states of nodes on blockchains, constraints on nodes imposed by endorsement policies and negated Blockchain requirements restrictions on nodes. Examine whether the endorsement policy meets the requirements for the Blockchain requirements, based on the data transformed into intermediate and display the result on a display screen.

Another embodiment might provide a method which comprises the possibility of receiving an input that includes an endorsement policy, the structure of a blockchain network and the prerequisites for a blockchain, transforming the received input intointermediate data including the state of fault of nodes within the blockchain network, constraints on the nodes imposed by the endorsement policy, as well as negative constraints on the nodes due to the blockchain requirements and determining if the endorsement policy is in compliance with blockchain requirements using the intermediate data, and then displaying the outcomes of the determination on the display screen.

Another example embodiment may offer a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions, that when read by a processor trigger the processor to perform one or more of receiving an input that includes an endorsement policy, astructure of a blockchain, and other requirements for a Blockchain and transforming the input into intermediate data , including fault states of nodes within the blockchain network, constraints on the nodes imposed by the endorsement policy as well as negative constraints on the nodes imposed due to the blockchain requirements, determining if the endorsement policy meets the blockchain requirements using the intermediate data, and showing the results of the determination via an LCD screen.

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