Soujanya Ponnapalli

Ph.D. student
The University of Texas at Austin

Soujanya Ponnapalli is a fifth year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas, Austin. Soujanya's previous research work is on building efficient key-value stores for modern software technologies like public blockchains and new-age storage hardware like Persistent Memory. Her research interests broadly include storage and distributed systems.

We present RAINBLOCK, a public blockchain that achieves high transaction throughput without modifying the proof-of-work consensus. The chief insight behind…

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