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Welcome to the Elrond forum, our official discussion site for technical topics on Elrond’s architecture.

About Elrond

Elrond is a complete rethinking of public blockchain infrastructure, specifically designed to be secure, efficient, scalable and interoperable. Elrond’s main contribution rests on two cornerstone building blocks: 1) A genuine Adaptive State Sharding approach: effectively partitioning the chain state into multiple shards, handled in parallel by different participating validators; 2) Secure Proof of Stake consensus mechanism: an improved variation of Proof of Stake (PoS) that ensures long term security and distributed fairness, while eliminating the need for energy intensive PoW algorithms.

Technical description

Elrond’s dynamically adaptive sharding mechanism enables shard computation and reorganizing based on necessity and the number of active network nodes. The reassignment of nodes in the shards is progressive and nondeterministic, inducing no temporary liveness penalties. For additional security, Elrond randomly samples a new consensus group at the beginning of every round. Furthermore, Elrond refines its consensus mechanism by adding an additional weight factor called rating and uses the Bellare and Neven (BN) multisignature

On this forum, you’ll find topics with the following scopes:

  • Prototype
  • Secure Proof Of Stake
  • Sharding
  • TestNet
  • Announcements

Note: This is not the place for


Elrond Introduction Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbfp31keh9Q&t=165s
Elrond FAQs: https://elrond.com/faq
Elrond Slide Deck: https://elrond.com/files/Elrond_Deck_EN.pdf

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Hi, nice project! Could you please elaborate more on the security that you have for your PoS? Thanks! happy to be here!!


Happy to have you around Ricky! We have SPoS as an individual category, and its getting started message contains relevant info on our version of PoS ( About the Secure Proof of Stake category )

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:scream: wow! your pre emptive approach to such threats are extra ordinary! and the best thing about it is that you laid it down in a very simple contexts that can be understood even by novice or non tech folks!
Mitigation would not exists for these solutions in the first place, surely covers it all! :cowboy_hat_face: kudos to your dev team!


hey guys, what’s been up? So I take it as Elrond is the only project that will use Adaptive sharding, combination of sharding on different aspects, so cool!! :sunglasses::sunglasses: