The EOSIO Protocol section describes how the
EOSIO platform actually works and can be split into two layers. The core which is open source and implemented in
C++ and system which is implemented in smart contracts running on the core.
EOSIO Core provides the basic building blocks for the
system layer and are not implemented as smart contracts. The
core implementation is open source and the source code can be customised to suit specific business requirements.
The core protocols are:
The EOSIO blockchain platform is unique in that the features and characteristics of the blockchain built on it are flexible, that is, they can be changed, or be modified completely to suit each business case requirement. Core blockchain features such as consensus, fee schedules, account creation and modification, token economics, block producer registration, voting, multi-sig, etc., are implemented inside smart contracts which are deployed on the blockchain built on the EOSIO platform. These smart contracts are referred to as
system contracts and the layer as the
EOSIO system layer, or simply
Block.one implements and maintains these
system contracts, as samples only, encapsulating the base functionality for an EOSIO based blockchain and they are listed below:
Also part of the
system layer are the following concepts: