The Cluster, COTI’s distributed ledger, is based on a directed acyclic graph (DAG) data structure. The COTI simulation is the mathematical model of The Cluster using COTI’s base protocol.
The flow of new transactions has been modeled using the Poisson process. Each new transaction utilises the Source Selection Algorithm to select two sources, or points that have no inbound transactions in the DAG. It then validates those sources and becomes a source itself.
To reach transaction consensus, we need to find the heaviest cumulative Trust Score chain , or the Trustchain as we call it. If the cumulative Trust Score of the Trustchain has surpassed a predetermined threshold, then the transaction will have reached Trustchain consensus and can be confirmed.
Note: Click transaction to focus your view on each transaction. Click on confirmed transactions to highlight confirming paths in red