We heavily utilize the NIST Randomness Beacon in the temtum consensus algorithm and as a timestamp in block generation. The NIST Randomness Beacon removes the need for energy-intensive Proof of Work consensus and eliminates the possibility of a fork in the blockchain or a double spend. temtum is the first cryptographic protocol to commercially deploy a successful implementation of a random number generated by the NIST Randomness Beacon.
temtum Consensus Algorithm
We define a small subset of nodes which function as semi-trusted authority nodes. The number of semi-trusted authority nodes, a list of which ships with the temtum software, scales with network load. The function of semi-trusted authority nodes within the temtum ecosystem can be compared to the presence of similar nodes in the Tor decentralised peer to peer privacy network, which uses “directory authorities.”
Temporal technology provides the temtum network with a "deletable" blockchain, distributing blockchain data storage across a range of specialized nodes in order to allow low-powered devices to participate in the temtum network.