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æternity protocol

This document defines the æternity protocol. It replaces the outdated whitepaper from 2017.


Any specification living in here is to be understood as a work in progress until the feature freeze for the mainnet launch. After the feature freeze amendments or changes to these specifications should only be done via the governance mechanisms.



  • 2017 Whitepaper - The original whitepaper.
  • 2020 Whitepaper - Draft that reflects the current state.