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Tendermint

Tendermint

Tendermint is a blockchain based development group working on projects such as Cosmos and Tendermint Core.

Tendermint is a blockchain and software development company that is headquartered in Berkeley, California and was founded in 2014 by Jae Kwon. Tendermint offers a general purpose blockchain consensus engine called Tendermint Core that allows users to create Byzantine fault tolerant applications written in any programming language.



The Byzantine Fault Tolerant proof-of-stake allows for multiple validators to confirm ledgers against each other securely. The BFT is able to overcome Byzantine General's Problem by operating a partially synchronous network model which allows validators to vote on a block without adhering to a schedule in a multi-round deterministic process. The Tendermint Core also operates as a peer-to-peer network which is based in a proof-of-stake consensus. As a validator gains more stake, they gain a higher chance to be elected as a leader.



The idea of Tendermint is to provide a blockchain engine for which the application can be developed at a high level by developers. It is paired with the Application BlockChain Interface which provides a BFT replicator of applications written in any coding language (C++, Python, Solidity, etc...) on a prefabricated engine. This allows an easier point access for developers on the Tendermint Core, allowing them to apply development to logistics on the application.



In 2017 Tendermint began working with the Interchain Foundation to develop and launch the Cosmos Network. Tendermint is working on building and maintaining features of the Cosmos platform such as Cosmos Hub. The Cosmos Network is designed to be an internet of blockchains, and works with Tendermint's application replicator to clone existing blockchains onto the Tendermint Core.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jae Kwon

Founder & CEO



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

An Interview with Jae Kwon, Founder and CEO of Tendermint

WeTrustLeonD

Web



Tendermint Docs

Tendermint

Web



Tendermint: Consensus without Mining

Jae Kwon

Academic



What is Tendermint? Everything you Need to Know

Marshall Taylor

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link





Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Tendermint

Jae Kwon





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