Welcome to the Cerberus Infographic Series, where we take an in-depth look at how Cerberus, Radix’s unique consensus protocol, will provide the unlimited, frictionless scalability required to bring Decentralized Finance (DeFi) to billions of people.
Today’s chapter is Chapter II:
We explain that Radix is software run on nodes (computers) that collectively form the Radix Public Network. We then explore how the two layers of Radix, Radix Engine and Cerberus, work hand in hand to deliver the features that distinguish Radix from all other distributed ledgers.
We examine one of the keys to Radix’s immense scalability — pre-sharding of the Radix ledger into a practically infinite number of fixed shards.
We then go on to describe how Validator Sets, which are collections of nodes, each serve an individual shard.
Here’s the running order:
Chapter II: What is Radix?; The Shardspace and Validator Sets
Chapter III: Substate; Substate and Transactions
Chapter IV: Shard Allocation; Transactions
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