Polymesh Glossary



On a blockchain, data is stored in nodes, which function like servers and contain a copy of the blockchain and its transaction history. Architecturally, Polymesh is a public permissioned blockchain, meaning any user can run a regular node or check the upholding of network rules and the public state secured by the blockchain. However, only specific entities called node operators can run the nodes that author new blocks or vote on block finality and thereby write transactions. One of the aspects that make Polymesh unique is that node operators must be licensed financial entities who meet specific criteria.