Polymesh Glossary


Protocol layer

The first layer of the blockchain, sometimes aptly named ‘layer-1’ or implementation layer, this layer implements the protocol. It refers to the core architecture of the blockchain and is responsible for the entire network’s rules and parameters, including its consensus mechanism, computing language, block time, and anything else which ensures base-level functionality. On Polymesh, security and compliance are baked-in to the protocol layer, which defines how operations like staking and governance will work.