One confidential state machine replication protocol for the Internet of finance

Learn about how Findora works and its use cases.

Financial data propagates through the network

Findora is a confidential network protocol that enables seamless and secure transfer of financial assets of all types or their proofs with tailored privacy.

Findora public blockchain operates as the hub between private and consortia ledgers, much like the Internet connecting private intranets. Findora’s modular technical stack also powers subsets of global networks with customized policies, allowing applications to retrieve private data from a non-public blockchain. For instance, a consortia chain of creditors could send a proof of repayment in good standing to a credit report app built on Findora public chain.

Network roles

Full validator node

Store recent ledger state and propose and verify new blocks of transactions. High performance processing of transactions!

Light validator node

Participate in consensus with limited storage. Enabled by Findora’s innovations in authenticated data structures!

Data provider node

Service queries from end users to ledger data.

Gateway node

Filter, process, and broadcast transactions to the network validator nodes.

Archival node

Store long term transaction history; may or may not participate in consensus.

Sentry node

Probes the network and alerts parties about any suspicious or non-compliant activity.

Partitioned for global data compliance

Findora will unbox a new epoch of global financial data – users control their own data, identity and financial assets. Findora public blockchain simplifies compliance by allowing precise regulations to be attached to pieces of personal data and digital assets, configurable pursuant to local laws. This enables cross-border data compliance that other global ledgers may violate. Findora not only enables regulators and financial institutions to enforce transactional compliance, but also natively supports storage and validation partition for cross-border data export compliance, such as GDPR, China Banking Financial Institutions Data Governance Guidelines (2018), Singapore Cybersecurity Act 2018, etc.

Leading cryptography performance

Findora combines the forefront of cryptography research and practically optimized implementations to offer a rich zero-knowledge fintech proof toolkit that is both computationally and storage efficient.

Asset transfers are the core of finance. Findora’s building block of multi-asset confidential transfers has been highly optimized using techniques like Bulletproofs to enable a production-ready financial blockchain. When transactions are verified by the core validator nodes, they are verified in large batches, taking advantage of the amortization benefits of Bulletproof and digital signature batch verification. Our optimizations for our entire financial toolkit, both theoretical and practical, have finally enabled the production-ready throughput demanded by a financial blockchain.

Consensus
  • Findora operators run the Finsense consensus protocol to reach a synchronized view of global financial asset transactions.
  • Consensus provides built-in competition between operators, preventing monopoly formation. Decentralized consensus defends against corruption and censorship.

Security and Privacy
  • Privacy and security comes first. Private data never leaves the user’s system. Whether on the command line, using a dedicated client, or in a browser, unencrypted user data is never shipped to a remote server, even over a secure connection. Cryptographic libraries are compiled to Wasm for browser sessions, and allow proposed transactions to be submitted without risking private data.
  • Findora’s libraries are written in Rust, with a focus on security, by veteran secure C and C++ experts.
  • Technologies like zero-knowledge proofs remove the need for sharing or storage of sensitive data.

Modular Architecture
  • Findora is taking an industry-leading approach to engineering the entire technology stack.
  • Innovations in cryptographic accumulators allow the consensus and storage layers to be completely decoupled, so validators only need to store kilobytes instead of terabytes.
  • Vertical value-added services and ecosystem applications are easily built on top of these core Findora infrastructure for analytics, automation, advanced query services, and more.

Performant and Scalable
  • Fast native executables form the backbone of the system. Optimized for performance and resource utilization, but, most of all, designed to minimize the time spent in operations that cannot be performed concurrently.
  • Findora is not shackled by artificial computational expenses. Findora is a practical platform, built to deliver real financial services, not an abstraction of a thought experiment.

Auditability
  • Findora uses selective disclosure to prove nuanced financial statements.
  • The Findora audit toolset is a powerful library that makes use of state-of-the-art cryptographic primitives like Bulletproofs.
  • Learn more about Findora’s auditability tools by clicking below.

Core Cryptography

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