Primary services

The Hedera Cryptocurrency and Consensus Service take advantage of the high-throughput, low latency features of the network, running at the native performance of the network's underlying hashgraph protocol.

Secondary services

Services that provide supporting functionality for the Hedera Cryptocurrency and Consensus Service.

File Service

Sign and verify files

The File Service distributes files to each node on the network. While this isn’t designed for large file storage, it can be helpful for storing files that require active storage on the ledger, such as Solidity code or an address book.

Smart Contract

HCS recommended for most use cases

Build and deploy Solidity smart contracts on the network. It’s recommended to use the Hedera Consensus Service for most smart contract use cases for superior performance, development, and lower cost.

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