Zilliqa is a scalable, secure public blockchain platform

It's the first public blockchain platform that implemented sharding and achieved a throughput of 2828 transactions per second in its test net.

This enables new use cases that have high-throughput demands that were not previously possible on legacy public blockchain platforms.

Scalable

Zilliqa is a high-throughput blockchain platform that achieves over 2,828 transactions per second in its testnet by the implementation of sharding.

Moreover, Zilliqa is designed so that the throughput scales almost linearly as the number of nodes scales, ensuring that Zilliqa’s capacity can continue to grow to meet demand.

Secure

Zilliqa’s smart contract language, Scilla, is safe by design and addresses several known security vulnerabilities in existing languages. As a functional programming language that allows for static checks and formal verifications, developers will also be able to easily conduct thorough checks to ensure that their smart contracts behave as intended.

Eco-friendly mining

Zilliqa only uses Proof of Work for miner verification to prevent Sybil attacks,and Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance for consensus. This means that Zilliqa’s version of mining has a far lower energy footprint than legacy proof-of-work blockchains. Furthermore, Zilliqa’s miner rewards are based on each miners’ contributions of valid signatures, resulting in more evenly distributed rewards compared to existing winner takes all models.

Details

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Sharding
Our Whitepaper

Technical details about Zilliqa’s platform and sharding technology

Our Position Paper

Non-technical details about Zilliqa’s platform and sharding technology

Zilliqa design story part 1

“Network Sharding”

Zilliqa design story part 2

“Consensus Protocol”

Zilliqa design story part 3

“Making Consensus Efficient”

Smart Contract
SCILLA Documentation

Smart contract language Scilla’s detailed documentation

SCILLA Technical paper

Technical paper outlining key design principles of Scilla---an intermediate-level language for verified smart contracts.

SCILLA design story part 1

“Why do we need a new language?”

General
Mega FAQ

This document is a compilation of questions that have been asked by the ZILLIQA community members across different channels.

Financial Grant

Zilliqa has announced the details of a $5 million grant programme for teams and individual developers.