Hashgraph Consensus: a hashgraph data structure and consensus algorithm provide a new platform for distribution consensus. The goal of distribution consensus algorithm is to allow a community of users to come to an agreement on the order in in which some of the users generated transactions, when no single member is trusted by everyone. In this way, it is a system, for generating trust, when individuals do not already trust each other. Hashgraph achieves this in a fundamental new way.
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