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.
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.
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.
Hepton HTE is a gas token for the Hepton PoS and a DAO token on the zK-EVM chain on Standra, but there is an ERC-20 version of pegged-HTE on another network, especially Ethereum.
Here’s a breakdown of the different HTE tokens in circulation at the moment
1/ HTE: Used on Hepton PoS Chain 2/ ERC20: Exists on the Ethereum network 3/ BEP20: Exists on BNBChain
Hepton PoS is a sidechain with a two-way pegged to the Ethereum layer and it is a fully decentralized blockchain network with smart contracts integration for applications. It is compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine and powered by Proof-Of-Stake consensus mechanisms. Thus, smart contracts developed on Ethereum can run on Hepton, with an increase in scalability and security.
Yes. Developers can use Hepton's uber-fast and secure aBFT consensus mechanism as a base layer and use the Cosmos SDK on top of it