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Cerberus Infographic Series - Chapter III

June 16, 2021

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 III:

  • Episode 6: Substate

We explain that the entire Radix ledger will be composed of millions upon millions of substates. Each substate represents a change to the ledger and, once committed, is final. 

  • Episode 7: Substate and Transactions

We explore how substates are created in transactions, which are always cross-shard.

We also explain that in every transaction two types of substate must be created: “shut down” and “bring up”.

Here’s the running order:

Chapter I: Introduction; Summary; Why Blockchains Can’t Scale

Chapter II: What is Radix?; The Shardspace and Validator Sets

Chapter III: Substate; Substate and Transactions

Chapter IV: Shard Allocation; Transactions

Chapter V: Nakamoto vs BFT-style Consensus; Consensus - Local Cerberus

Chapter VI: Consensus - Emergent Cerberus; Partial Ordering - Parallelization of Processing

Chapter VII: Maintaining a Record of Transactions; Sybil Resistance Through Proof of Stake; Conclusion

Chapter III: Substate; Substate and Transactions

Download the PDFs or continue reading below!

If you’re feeling adventurous before the rest of the chapters, you can take a look at the Cerberus Whitepaper or independent academic validation of Cerberus for the technical details! 

In the meantime, feel free to jump into the Radix Telegram channel or Discord to ask any questions, take a look at the Radix blog for the latest news and other topics, and sign-up for the Radix newsletter to get regular updates.

NEXT: Shard Allocation; Transactions

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