The conceptual framework of MASS
The consensus of the blockchain is actually divided into two parts, one is the consensus on the election of block rights, and the other is the consensus on the block data structure and on-chain rules. So we think that the blockchain protocol can be abstracted into three levels.
- Layer 0 provides block election mechanism and basic network functions;
- Layer 1 provides the data structure and on-chain rules. Layer 0 and Layer 1 build a blockchain protocol together;
- Layer 2 provides blockchain performance extension and related function plugins; MASS is the solution of Layer 0, and MassNet is a Layer 1 public blockchain instance built on the Layer 0 protocol of MASS.