SKALED – SKALE C++ Client
Skaled is SKALE Proof-Of-Stake blockchain client, compatible with ETH ecocystem, including EVM, Solidity, Metamask and Truffle. It uses SKALE BFT Consensus engine. It is currently actively developed and maintained by SKALE Labs, and intended to be used for SKALE chains (elastic sidechains).
Skaled is forkless, meaning that blockchain a linear chain (and not a tree of forks as with ETH 1.0). Every block is provably finalized within finite time.
Asynchronous block production
Skaled is asynchronous, meaning that the consensus on the next block starts immediately after the previous block is finalized. There is no set block time interval. This allows for subsecond block production in case of a fast network, enabling interactive Dapps.
Skaled is the only provably secure ETH compatible PoS client. Security is proven under assumption of maximum t malicious nodes, where the total number of nodes N is more or equal 3t + 1.
The network is assumed to bef fully asynchronous meaning that there is no upper limit for the packet delivery time. In case of a temporarily network split, the protocol can wait indefinitely long until the split is resolved and then resume normal block production.
Building from source
Skaled builds and runs on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/skalenetwork/skaled.git cd skaled
--recurse-submodules to the
git clone command.
If you have already cloned the repo and forgot to pass
git submodule update --init --recursive
Install required Ubuntu packages
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install autoconf build-essential cmake libprocps-dev libtool texinfo wget yasm flex bison
cd SkaleDeps ./build.sh
Configure and build skaled
# Configure the project and create a build directory. cmake -H. -Bbuild -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug # Build all default targets using all cores. cmake --build build -- -j$(nproc)
Note: Currently only Debug build is supported.
To run the tests:
cd build/test ./testeth -- --all
We are actively looking for contributors and have great bounties!
Please read CONTRIBUTING and CODING_STYLE thoroughly before making alterations to the code base. This project adheres to SKALE's code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code.
We use GitHub issues for tracking requests and bugs, so please see our general development questions and discussion on Discord.
All contributions are welcome! We try to keep a list of tasks that are suitable for newcomers under the tag help wanted. If you have any questions, please just ask.
All development goes in develop branch.
Note on mining
The SKALE Network uses Proof-of-Stake, therefore this project is not suitable for Ethereum mining.
For more information
Learn more about the SKALE community over on Discord.
All original cpp-ethereum code Copyright (C) Aleth Authors.
All cpp-ethereum modifications Copyright (C) SKALE Labs.
All skaled code Copyright (C) SKALE Labs.