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