What is Elastos Mainchain?

The mainchain is a completely open-source and sovereign blockchain protocol that stores cryptographic proofs and establishes a secure foundation for the ecosystem through Bitcoin’s hashrate power - this is done by using Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism, leveraging merged-mining to ensure the trustworthiness of data being exchanged. With its technology, it can complete transactions and payment transfers.

It uses its Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) supernodes to achieve consensus by providing finality for solved network blocks. Furthermore, comes complete with sidechain support, which developers can customize select from a variety of consensus mechanisms.


Elastos Mainchain's GitHub paper contains the code of Elastos' public chain.

Elastos' Whitepaper contains a technical summary around some of the possible directions of the project, including an introduction to the mainchain.

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