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Published: Apr 24, 2019
Apr 2019

Byzantine fault tolerance (BFT) is one of the fundamental problems in cryptocurrency and blockchain systems. It requires overall system agreement on a single data value in the presence of a number of arbitrary faulty processes, which includes malicious fraud. Tendermint is a BFT state machine replication engine that lets you implement your own blockchain systems. The consensus engine, Tendermint Core, takes over the peer-to-peer communication and consensus part, you just need to implement the rest of the application (e.g., construct transaction and verify cryptographic signature) and communicate with Tendermint Core through ABCI. Some blockchain implementations have already chosen Tendermint as their consensus engine.