A curated list of papers ordered by number of citations. Last updated 2020-01-15

#Title
Citations
1.Enabling blockchain innovations with pegged sidechains Back, A and Corallo, M and Dashjr, L. 2014
285
2.Atomic cross-chain swaps Herlihy, Maurice. 2018
74
3.A protocol for interledger payments Thomas, Stefan and Schwartz, Evan. 2015
53
4.Polkadot: Vision for a heterogeneous multi-chain framework Wood, Gavin. 2016
49
5.Chain interoperability Buterin, Vitalik. 2016
42
6.Non-interactive proofs of proof-of-work Aggelos Kiayias and Andrew Miller and Dionysis Zindros. 2017
38
7.Channels: Horizontal scaling and confidentiality on permissioned blockchains Androulaki, Elli and Cachin, Christian and De Caro, Angelo and Kokoris-Kogias, Eleftherios. 2018
28
8.Interledger: Creating a standard for payments Hope-Bailie, Adrian and Thomas, Stefan. 2016
16
9.XCLAIM: Trustless, Interoperable, Cryptocurrency-Backed Assets Zamyatin, Alexei and Harz, Dominik and Lind, Joshua and Panayiotou, Panayiotis and Gervais, Arthur and Knottenbelt, William. 2019
13
10.Drivechains, sidechains and hybrid 2-way peg designs Lerner, Sergio Damian. 2016
12
11.Alt chains and atomic transfers Tier Nolan. 2013
11
12.Atomic commitment across blockchains Zakhary, Victor and Agrawal, Divyakant and Abbadi, Amr El. 2019
9
13.Cross-chain Deals and Adversarial Commerce Herlihy, Maurice and Liskov, Barbara and Shrira, Liuba. 2019
9
14.Rootstock: Bitcoin powered smart contracts Lerner, S Demian. 2015
8
15.Interledger Approaches Siris, Vasilios A and Nikander, Pekka and Voulgaris, Spyros and Fotiou, Nikos and Lagutin, Dmitrij and Polyzos, George C. 2019
7
16.Xclaim: Interoperability with cryptocurrency-backed tokens Zamyatin, Alexei and Harz, Dominik and Lind, Joshua and Panayiotou, Panayiotis and Gervais, Arthur and Knottenbelt, William J. 2018
5
17.Drivechain-the simple two way peg, November 2015 Sztorc, Paul. 2015
5
18.An empirical analysis of monero cross-chain traceability Hinteregger, Abraham and Haslhofer, Bernhard. 2018
5
19.Retrofitting a two-way peg between blockchains Teutsch, Jason and Straka, Michael and Boneh, Dan. 2018
3
20.Towards atomic cross-chain token transfers: State of the art and open questions within tast Borkowski, Michael and McDonald, Daniel and Ritzer, Christoph and Schulte, Stefan. 2018
3
21.DeXTT: Deterministic Cross-Blockchain Token Transfers Borkowski, Michael and Sigwart, Marten and Frauenthaler, Philipp and Hukkinen, Taneli and Schulte, Stefan. 2019
3
22.Deterministic witnesses for claim-first transactions Borkowski, Michael and Ritzer, Christoph and Schulte, Stefan. 2018
2
23.SoK: Communication Across Distributed Ledgers Alexei Zamyatin and Mustafa Al-Bassam and Dionysis Zindros and Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias and Pedro Moreno-Sanchez and Aggelos Kiayias and William J. Knottenbelt. 2019
2
24.The Arwen Trading Protocols Heilman, Ethan and Lipmann, Sebastien and Goldberg, Sharon. 2018
1
25.On the optionality and fairness of Atomic Swaps Han, Runchao and Lin, Haoyu and Yu, Jiangshan. 2019
1
26.Hyperservice: Interoperability and programmability across heterogeneous blockchains Liu, Zhuotao and Xiang, Yangxi and Shi, Jian and Gao, Peng and Wang, Haoyu and Xiao, Xusheng and Wen, Bihan and Hu, Yih-Chun. 2019
1
27.On the optionality and fairness of Atomic Swaps Han, Runchao and Lin, Haoyu and Yu, Jiangshan. 2019
1
28.Atomic Cross-Chain Swaps with Improved Space and Time Complexity Imoto, Soichiro and Sudo, Yuichi and Kakugawa, Hirotsugu and Masuzawa, Toshimitsu. 2019
0
29.FastSwap: Concretely Efficient Contingent Payments for Complex Predicates Mathias Hall-Andersen. 2019
0
30.Cross-Chain Payment Protocols with Success Guarantees van Glabbeek, Rob and Gramoli, Vincent and Tholoniat, Pierre. 2019
0
31.The Arwen Trading Protocols (Full Version) Ethan Heilman and Sebastien Lipmann and Sharon Goldberg. 2020
0