Paxos consensus for beginners

Source: https://www.hedgethink.com/explained-blockchain-security/consensus-protocol/

Since its first publication The part-time parliament by Leslie Lamport in 1989, Paxos has been the core of distributed consensus algorithms and is notoriously difficult to understand. This passage aims to overcome this with simple explanations and examples.

Why do we need Paxos?

The very origin is that we want to make a single process fault-tolerant. Just as what is done…

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