This guide addresses as many questions you might have about Hepton as possible. Please refer to this FAQ section before asking questions on our community forum.


What is Consensus Algorithm?

A consensus algorithm is a mechanism to reach an agreement among nodes in distributed networks. It removes the need for a central authority and allows the whole network to agree on data and the order of events in a trustless way. Nodes participating in the network maintain an exact copy of the ledger, allowing applications built on top of the consensus protocol to function correctly.

What is Finality?

Finality is the assurance or guarantees that cryptocurrency transactions cannot be altered, reversed, or canceled after they are completed. The latency level of a blockchain will ultimately affect the chain's finality rate.

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