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Cerberus Infographic Series - Chapter VI

June 23, 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 VI:

  • Episode 12: Consensus - Emergent Cerberus: We illustrate how emergent Cerberus works, which is how nodes come to consensus with one another across shards.

  • Episode 13: Partial Ordering - Parallelization of Processing: We describe how nearly all blockchain ledgers order transactions on a global timeline, which prevents them from achieving massive scalability. We then go on to explore how Radix’s innovative use of a partially ordered ledger is the ideal solution, allowing Radix practically infinite linear scalability while preserving atomic composability.

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

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

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