Hedera Hashgraph Blog

Hedera Technical Insights: Hedera Consensus Service scaling

Jul 30, 2019Paul Madsen

The public Hedera network is dedicated to that which the underlying hashgraph algorithm is optimized for – securely and fairly ordering transactions. Without the burden of execution and storage, the nodes of the Hedera mainnet can perform that step with high throughput and low latency.

Hedera Technical Insights: State Proofs on Hedera

Jul 23, 2019Paul Madsen

The fundamental value proposition of a distributed ledger is that participants need not have special trust in any single node maintaining the state. Hedera’s state proofs ensure that clients querying the state can be given the necessary confidence that any data, even if returned by a single node, does indeed accurately represent the consensus state as maintained by the full network.

A technical deep-dive: Hedera’s community testing program

Jul 10, 2019Calvin Cheng

A technical deep-dive into how the hashgraph consensus algorithm allows for practical cryptocurrency micropayments and the considerations made when designing our open source example applications for the community testing program, to scale to up to 100,000 unique community testers.

[Update] Developer Mainnet Program: There's Still Time!

Jul 10, 2019Gehrig Kunz

We've extended the deadline to apply for the developer mainnet program to July 30th. Connect your app to Hedera and earn up to 100,000 hbars.

Hedera Technical Insights: Proxy Staking on Hedera

Jun 27, 2019Paul Madsen

Proxy staking in Hedera hashgraph will allow the stake of millions of account holders to be used towards consensus even if not directly participating as a node. Nodes will receive significant compensation for staking, to incentivize them to do all the effort of being a node. Proxy stakers will also receive very small amounts in order to incentivize them to do the small amount of effort of choosing reliable nodes to which they can proxy stake.

Our Contrarian Approach - Validated

Jun 22, 2019Mance Harmon

The hardest part of starting a company is selling your vision to the world. Hedera was built on the belief that there is a middle ground between the network effects enabled by a fully decentralized public network, and the stability brought about by enterprise governance.

Pulling back the curtain on the Hedera Consensus Service

Jun 20, 2019Hedera Hashgraph Team

One of the key attributes of the hashgraph algorithm, which we have highlighted over the years, is the concept of fairness, and in particular, fairness of ordering. We believe it should be difficult for a small group of attackers to unfairly influence the order of transactions that is chosen as the consensus, and that no ‘leader’ or other party should be able to control transaction order.

The Hedera Consensus Service: Beyond Smart Contracts

Jun 20, 2019Mance Harmon

The digital landscape is dominated by centralized application services and centralized data servers. We hope the organizations that operate these services are trustworthy, and that they will be honest and treat their users fairly.

Hedera Technical Insights: Rent on Hedera

Jun 14, 2019Paul Madsen

Hedera charges rent for storing crypto accounts, files, and smart contracts in the consensus state maintained by all nodes to both guard against that state growing without bound and to fund payments to those nodes to compensate for their storage costs.