The Orbs Helix consensus utilizes Randomized Proof-of-Stake (rPOS) to offer the security and decentralization benefits of 1,000 nodes with the speed of 22 nodes.
Out of the 1,000 nodes in the Orbs network, a randomized committee of a smaller number of nodes is generated to reach consensus for each block, making it mathematically impossible to know which nodes will be chosen.
Current Proof-of-Stake means those with more tokens win. This contradicts Orbs’ vision of creating a platform that puts the needs of app developers first. The Orbs rPOS ensures network performance and node trustworthiness, as well as stake.
Our rPOS is comprised of 3 elements of merit:
- Stake: minimum amount of stake in the ecosystem
- Reputation: other nodes vouching for trustworthiness
- Compliance level: positive behavior of nodes (such as allocating committed resources, updating protocols, signed transactions, fairness etc).
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