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What is a consensus protocol?
What is a consensus protocol?
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Written by Rocky Rock
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A consensus protocol is an algorithm, or series of steps, that a set of computers follow in order to reach an agreement on some piece of information. In a payment system, for example, the computers follow a protocol to agree on who has how much money.

Avalanche® is a DAG-optimized consensus protocol–high-throughput, parallelizable, and simple to prune. The Exchange Chain (X-Chain) implements the Avalanche consensus protocol.

To learn more about the Avalanche consensus protocol please also see the following article.

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