Multilayer Security Stack

CryptoLink's cross-chain network is designed to be decentralized in order to protect against allowing unauthorized or fraudulent messages. Four (4) independent layers of validation are used.
In order for a transaction to be processed, it must pass ALL of the following layers with 51% consensus in EVERY layer.
  • CryptoLink Layer - Operated by CryptoLink.
  • Chain Layer - Managed by the respective blockchain's foundation (e.g., “Blockchain A” can validate for messages out of its ecosystem).
  • Project Layer - Operated on a project level. Each project has the option to use it dedicated private layer.
  • PoL Layer - Open to individuals / dApps / foundations for network security; revenue-earning through transaction validation. Requires $PAPER-Native stake.
The first three layers are "no stake, no reward". These can be considered "Proof of Authority" or "Proof of Reputation" layers. The 4th layer is a Proof of Liquidity (PoL) layer open to the community in order to further decentralize the cross-chain message validation. Please see the below image for an illustration.