Stellar Consensus Protocol


Stellar Consensus Protocol is the Protocol used to interact with the Stellar Network

Stellar Consensus Protocol is a construction for Federated Byzantine Agreement (FBA).

Stellar Consensus Protocol provides a way to reach consensus without relying on a closed system to accurately record financial transactions.

Stellar Consensus Protocol is the first provably safe consensus mechanism that simultaneously enjoys four key properties:

  • decentralized control
  • low latency
  • flexible trust
  • asymptotic security.

Stellar Consensus Protocol is inspired by Bitcoin—we’ve taken our lessons from the space and added the ability to tolerate non-rational actors in an environment with low computing power.

Stellar Consensus Protocol is the basis of public infrastructure for money, making Stellar a blank canvas for people to design financial services that fit their lives.

Our goal is for SCP to make a profound difference in financial inclusion. Beyond our work at Stellar, however, we hope that SCP is a significant contribution to the distributed systems space. To get an understanding of consensus, read an overview of the white paper and explore other resources in our new Stellar Galaxy

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