The Hedera Hashgraph network is powered by the HBAR cryptocurrency, therefore users must purchase it in order to conduct transactions and run applications. HBAR is the Hedera network’s native cryptocurrency, with a fixed supply of 50 billion hbars. It’s used to pay for transaction fees, as well as in-app payments and micropayments. Hedera is a proof-of-stake network, hence it’s also used for network security.
Hedera is a public distributed ledger and governance system that was designed from scratch to accommodate new and existing applications. Developers use Hedera Hashgraph’s network services to embed computational trust directly into their applications.
Leemon Baird, an American computer scientist, created Hashgraph in the mid-2010s. Hedera was formed by Hashgraph creator Leemon Baird and his business partner Mance Harmon, and has an exclusive licence to Swirlds’ Hashgraph patents.
The biggest distinguishing characteristic of Hedera Hashgraph is its data structure for grouping transactions, known as a hashgraph, which offers better and cheap transaction execution.
The Hedera Hashgraph can perform 100,000 transactions per second and offers an edge over other blockchains. Transactions are processed significantly more quickly at lower fees. Hedera hashgraph utilise the HBAR coin to fuel transactions would make any malicious attack on the network exceedingly expensive, making the network more secure.
Hashgraph’s revolutionary gossip protocol and virtual voting enable 10,000+ bitcoin transactions per second and low-latency finality in seconds. Once consensus is reached, the transaction is immutable and visible to everyone on the public ledger.
HBAR is used for the following purposes:
You can buy, trade and store HBAR at LCX Exchange. There are several trading pairs available with HBAR/LCX, and HBAR/EUR .
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