Are you interested in laying down the foundation for a new decentralized network? The Flow network is comprised of four different staked node types; a separation of concerns that significantly reduces redundant effort
As a result, Flow is among the most environmentally friendly Web 3 networks, with four different node types depending on hardware capacity, internet speed, and stake:
Consensus Nodes decide the presence and order of transactions on the blockchain Collection Nodes enhance network connectivity and data availability for dapps Execution Nodes perform the computation associated with each transaction Verification Nodes are responsible for keeping the Execution Nodes in check
Consensus and Verification Nodes together are the foundation of security in the Flow network and leverage cryptoeconomic incentives to hold the rest of the network accountable. These validators can optimize for security and decentralization: the roles of Consensus and Verification are streamlined to allow high levels of participation, even by individuals with consumer-grade hardware running on home internet connections. Consensus nodes run a variant of HotStuff, one of the most proven proof of stake algorithms.
Flow is designed such that even a single honest node, of any role, can punish and trigger recovery from invalid data introduced by dishonest Collection or Execution Nodes. Validator Node applications are reviewed by the Flow Foundation on a rolling basis.
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