Base Layer

Layer 1

Root Chain

       Applications and software technology as a whole architecturally exists in the form of a “Stack”; Layers of technology piled on top of one another.

     The base layer technology (also commonly referred to as Layer 1 or the Root) is a term used within the cryptocurrency and greater digital asset industry to refer to the ground floor level blockchain technology upon which further solutions are built. The base layer is where the commoditized digital assets (such as Bitcoin & Ether) exist and it is the layer that provides the consensus mechanism and security guarantees.

     While there are no theoretic limitations as to how many layers can exist in a technology; when thinking in terms of blockchain technology there are generally 3 addressable layers, the security, the scalability, and the interoperability.

examples of Layer 1’s:
   – Bitcoin
   – Ontology
   – Ethereum
   – NEO

      Related Terms:



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