International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

A typical operation could comprise the following: the following: storing the list of blockchain peers that cannot be a lead peer of the blockchain consensus protocol creating a pre-prepare messages comprising the creation of a new block on the blockchain, by adding commit messages that are received during a commit stage in a previous block to the blockchain to the pre-prepare message which will identify the blockchain peer that is unavailable from the list currently available, and then broadcasting the pre-prepare message with the newly created block and the commit messages appended to a variety of blockchain peers.

A central platform stores and manages data in the same place. This is usually central computers like cloud computing such as a web server a mainframe computer, or the like. Access to data that is stored on a central platform is usually possible from many different locations. Multi-user and client workstations could be working simultaneously on the central platform. This is through a client/server configuration. Centralized platforms are simple to manage,maintain, and control particularly for security due to its singular place of storage. In a central platform, redundancy of data is reduced since the single storage place for all data also implies that a given collection of data has only one primary record.

One example embodiment provides an apparatus that includes one or more of a storage configured to store a list of unavailable blockchain peers that cannot be a lead peer of a blockchain consensus protocol, a processor configured to one or moreof generate a pre-prepare message comprising a new block of a blockchain, and append commit messages received during a commit stage of a previous block to the blockchain, to the pre-prepare message, where the commit messages identify an unavailableblockchain peer from the list that is now available, and a network interface configured to broadcast the pre-prepare message with the new block and the appended commit messages to a group of blockchain peers.

Another example embodiment includes the following: keeping a list for blockchain peers who are not available and can’t be a leader peer of a Blockchain consensus protocol creating a preprepare message that consists of a newblock of ablockchain and appending commit messages received in the process of committing blocks to the blockchain to prepare messages where the commit messages identify an inaccessible blockchain peer in the list currently available. Broadcasting the preprepare message that contain the latest block as well as the commit messages that are attached to a number of blockchain peers

A further example embodiment provides a computer-readable medium that is non-transitory and contains instructions that, when read by a processor make the processor perform one or more of storing the list of blockchain peers that are not an alead peer of the blockchain consensus protocol creating an unprepared message that comprises the creation of a new block on a blockchain, appending commit messages received in the commit stage of a previous block onto the blockchain, to the pre-prepare message, where thecommit messages identify the unavailability of a blockchain peer on the list of peers that are currently available, and broadcasting the pre-prepare messages with the newly created block as well as the committed messages that were appended to it to a number of blockchain peers.

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