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Glossary

Term Description
Proof-of-Stake Consensus Protocol - nodes take turns on proposing a block
Genesis block First block (state) of the blockchain
Validator User with accounts that have coins locked in a consensus contract. Validators are the consensus protocol participants and they are responsible for committing new blocks in the blockchain. The validators participate in the consensus protocol by proposing blocks (proposer) and by broadcasting signed votes.
Genesis Validator Validator included in the genesis block