Honors Program

Midway Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Mohammad Khan

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Brian Bennett


Blockchain's use in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) research demonstrates that the technology provides useful attributes to allow for the safe and secure operation of VANET applications. The growth of blockchain applications pose a threat to the efficient operation of the MANET-like environment found within VANETs. Floating Genesis Blocks (FGB) can be used to preserve the state of the blockchain up to a certain point, and allows for the safe pruning of the chain without information loss. The early work presented here demonstrates two pruning techniques and compares the effects of each blockchain through simulation measurement of the chain's space requirements. A discussion on the results and recommendations for future work conclude the author's work.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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