Alastria partners have two operational networks (Network T and Network B) on which nodes can be deployed (either regular nodes or critical: validators and bootnodes).
The first of Alastria’s partner node networks (Red T) is built on Quorum technology.
The second of the networks (Network B) is built on Hyperledger Besu.
Alastria partners have defined that we are an “agnostic” blockchain platform (we do not trust our development to a single platform), so we have started work on creating another type of network based on HyperLedger Fabric (from The Linux Foundation) on how to interconnect the three networks and with other networks in the future.
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What we do
Adopt a unified and approved R&D protocol.
Have a value proposition of the Network, which is shared by all partners.
Make it easier for node start-up and operation to drive innovation and research.
A public network with the necessary permissions
How it works
The Alastria Network architecture
There are three types of nodes in the Alastria network, according to their function within it
In the inner ring, there are the validator nodes (Block-makers) that run the IBFT consensus algorithm and generate the new chain block.
In the second ring, the permissive nodes (Bootnode) are the addressed machines (enodes) well known throughout the network. Any other node, when you first connect to the network, can do so to a bootnode (or multiple nodes) and, through it, discover and connect to other nodes.
Finally, the regular nodes are responsible for replicating the blockchain, accepting the blocks generated by the validators and executing the transactions included in them. These nodes are the ones that inject transactions into the network, from sources outside the blockchain.