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Distributed ledger technologies (DLT) aren’t just built on code; they’re about community too. And while we might wish for universal agreement, any community worth the name will have its share of disagreement and dispute.
For those of us immersed in hashgraph it is important to acknowledge that for those with a lot of experience with blockchain-based technologies, many of the characteristics of hashgraph consensus don't fit squarely into that frame of reference.
Hedera has come a long way since its initial launch, in New York City on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. At that point in time, we had the hashgraph consensus algorithm, invented by Hedera's CTO Dr. Leemon Baird, and a dream — a whitepaper, articulating in detail, the plans we've laid out for ourselves to build the most decentralized public network at scale. One that's faster, fairer, and more secure than anything the world has seen.
Those of you who have been following Hedera on our journey know that we expect to open the mainnet for public use later this summer. With this, our goal is to make the Hedera cryptocurrency, the HBAR, widely available for people to use for development and usage of applications on the network as it grows
Dallas, TX — August 29th, 2019 — Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, today announced that Open Access to its mainnet beta will occur on Monday, September 16th, 2019, allowing any developer from the general public to create an account and build decentralized applications on the Hedera Hashgraph platform.
Dallas, TX – August 12, 2019 – Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-ready distributed ledger platform, has announced that IBM and Tata Communications have joined the Hedera Governing Council.
Today, we are pleased to welcome our two newest members, IBM and Tata Communications, to the the Hedera Governing Council. Get to know the two latest members and their role as Council members.
The public Hedera network is dedicated to that which the underlying hashgraph algorithm is optimized for – securely and fairly ordering transactions. Without the burden of execution and storage, the nodes of the Hedera mainnet can perform that step with high throughput and low latency.
The fundamental value proposition of a distributed ledger is that participants need not have special trust in any single node maintaining the state. Hedera’s state proofs ensure that clients querying the state can be given the necessary confidence that any data, even if returned by a single node, does indeed accurately represent the consensus state as maintained by the full network.