The blocks hold the actual data of the blockchain. Each block depends on the previous one, creating a chain of blocks.
The data the dapps use is stored in the blockchains that are hosted by the nodes. For example, the dapp
HorseDapp uses the blockchain
HorseBC to store its data but also reads from the blockchain
AllSpeciesRepo managed by a different dapp.
Blockchain Configuration (BC-Config)
The blockchain configuration fully defines the blockchain's behavior. Signer and replica nodes need to know the configuration to create and verify blocks.
Blockchain RID (BRID)
The global reference ID for a blockchain that's common for all nodes.
The local blockchain ID. It can be different on different nodes.
Command Line Interface (CLI)
CLI is a non-graphical, text-based interface to the computer system, where the user types in a command, and the computer then successfully executes it.
Chromia Command-line Interface (Chromia CLI)
Chromia CLI makes the development cycle and deployment of Rell dapps simpler, where all the needed capability is available in one CLI.
Chromia Explorer is a fully decentralized blockchain explorer which allows users to visualize transactions and activities on different chains.
Chromia Vault allows users to manage their tokens and dapps on the Chromia blockchain.
Cross-Chain Communication Subsystem (ICMF)
Interchain Messaging Facility allows chains and dapps across the Chromia network to communicate and share assets seamlessly.
Decentralized Application (dapp)
Short for decentralized applications, a dapp is an app that's designed to run on a blockchain network. It's a distributed app where the back end runs on nodes and the front end on some client software.
A framework for resource provision on provider nodes that allows dapps on Chromia to run in a decentralized fashion. It removes reliance on services like Amazon Web Service (AWS).
Flexible Tokens (FT)
A Chromia token standard that supports all fungible, non-fungible, and native CHR tokens on the Chromia network.
Refers to a cryptographic key pair used for securing and authenticating transactions and interactions within the network. The key pair consists of two related but distinct cryptographic keys: a private key and a public key.
Management Chain (bc0)
A dapp for managing settings for all blockchains in the network. This is convenient because it helps to synchronize configuration changes between nodes (where manual synchronization would be time-consuming). bc0 manages all blockchains in the network, including itself.
A machine running the blockchains.