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Ouroboros Genesis design update

A deep dive into the design and implementation of Ouroboros Genesis, the latest incarnation of the consensus protocol responsible for the reliability and security of Cardano

8 May 2024 Nicholas Frisby 11 mins read

Ouroboros Genesis design update

Ouroboros Genesis is a series of enhancements to the already robust Ouroboros protocol, with countermeasures to protect a network node when it is new or returning after an absence.

Ouroboros is the consensus protocol at the heart of the Cardano blockchain. Given the continuing development and increasing uptake of Cardano, Ouroboros has progressed along its planned upgrade path. Ouroboros Classic was the first provably secure proof-of-stake protocol. Ouroboros BFT was an interim solution that enabled the Byron update. Ouroboros Praos