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A beginner’s guide to Ethermint

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Ethermint combines the writing and execution of smart contracts in Ethereum with the performance of Tendermint’s consensus engine.

Technical components of Tendermint

  • Blockchain consensus engine – ensures the same transactions are recorded on every machine in the exact order
  • General application interface – enables transactions to be processed in any programming language

Key features of Ethermint

  • Web3 compatibility – compatible with Ethereum’s web3 interface
  • Seriously high throughput – faster with less buildup of transactions
  • Horizontal scalability – the network can scale up to 200 transactions per second (TPS)
  • Transaction finality – blocks are finalized within 1 second on average
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