Proof of History Explained by a Water Clock

A useful analogy for understanding Solana’s network architecture.

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Jun 27, 2018 · 5 min read
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There are 8 key innovations that make the Solana network possible:

What is Proof of History?

The Water Clock Analogy

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Rough sketch of ancient water clock (Wikipedia)

Broadcasting the ‘water clock’ to the network

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