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Consensus Protocols

Pantheon implements a number of consensus protocols:

  • Ethash (Proof of Work)

  • Clique (Proof of Authority)

  • IBFT 2.0 (Proof of Authority)

Note

IBFT 2.0 is under development and will be available in v1.0.

The genesis file specifies the consensus protocol for a chain config:

{
   "config": {
     ...
     "ethash": {

   } 
  },
  ...  
}
{
  "config": {
    ....
    "clique": {
      ... 
   }
  },
  ...
}
{
  "config": {
    ....
    "revisedibft": {
      ...     
   }
  },
  ...
}
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