Nervos CKB - The Common Knowledge Base
CKB is a public and permissionless layer-1 blockchain. CKB uses Proof of Work and improved Nakamoto consensus to achieve maximized performance on average hardware and network bandwidth, without sacrificing layer-1's core values - decentralization and security.
CKB supports scripting in any programming language with its own CKB-VM, a virtual machine fully compatible with RISC-V ISA. CKB is a Universal Verification Layer which focuses on verification, leaves computation to layer 2 (and higher) applications/protocols.
CKB is a part of Nervos Network, which defines a suite of scalable and interoperable blockchain protocols to create a self-evolving distributed economy.
Support for different platforms are organized into three tiers, each with a different set of guarantees.
Notice: The ckb process will send stack trace to sentry on Rust panics. This is enabled by default before the mainnet launch, which can be opted out by setting
dsn to empty in the config file.
Join a Network
- Mainnet Mirana: Use the latest release and run
ckb init --chain mainnetto initialize the node.
- Mirana is active since the epoch 5414, see the migration guide to upgrade from Lina.
- Testnet Pudge: Use the latest release and run
ckb init --chain testnetto initialize the node.
- Pudge is active since the epoch 3113.
See more networks to join in the wiki.
CKB uses the Eaglesong mining algorithm.
master branch is regularly built and tested. It is considered already production ready; The
develop branch is the work branch to merge new features, and it's not stable. The CHANGELOG is available in Releases and CHANGELOG.md in the
How to Contribute
Latest version is hosted in GitHub.
The default branch in GitHub is
develop, if you are looking for docs for the
Mainnet Mirana or Testnet Pudge, switch to the branch master.
- Quick Start
- Configure CKB
- Platform Support
- How to Download or Build CKB Binary
- How to Download or Build CKB Binary on Windows
You can find a more comprehensive document website at https://docs.nervos.org.