Blockchain Systemization of Knowledge

Norbert Gehrke
Tokyo FinTech
Published in
2 min readDec 20, 2021


Kostas Kryptos published a fantastic reading list on LinkedIn, with several comprehensive Systemization of Knowledge (SoK) papers, that would be valuable for anybody onboarding in this space. We have reproduced this list here with direct links to the pdf files to aid distribution to our community.

SoK: Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies (2015)

Survey on Cryptocurrency Networking: Context, State-of-the-Art, Challenges (2020)

SoK of Used Cryptography in Blockchain (2019)

SoK: A Taxonomy of Cryptocurrency Wallets (2020)

SoK: Blockchain Light Clients (2021)

SoK: Communication Across Distributed Ledger (2019)

SoK: Exploring Blockchains Interoperability (2021)

SoK: Validating Bridges as a Scaling Solution for Blockchains (2021)

SoK: A Consensus Taxonomy in the Blockchain Era (2018)

SoK: Diving into DAG-based Blockchain Systems (2020)

Layer 2 Blockchain Scaling: a Survey (2021)

SoK: A Taxonomy for Layer-2 Scalability Related Protocols for Cryptocurrencies (2019)

SoK: Blockchain Technology and Its Potential Use Cases (2019)

SoK: Auditability and Accountability in Distributed Payment Systems (2021)

SoK: Decentralized Finance (DeFi) (2021)

SoK: Lending Pools in Decentralized Finance (2021)

SoK: Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) with Automated Market Maker (AMM) Protocols (2021)

SoK: Privacy-Preserving Computing in the Blockchain Era (2021)

SoK: Sharding on Blockchain (2019)

SoK: Understanding BFT Consensus in the Age of Blockchains (2021)

SoK: Transparent Dishonesty: Front-running Attacks on Blockchain (2019)

SoK: unraveling Bitcoin smart contracts (2018)

A survey of attacks on Ethereum smart contracts (2016)

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Norbert Gehrke
Tokyo FinTech

Passionate about strategy & innovation across Asia. At home in Japan. Connector of people & ideas.