📄️ Motivation & Design Rationale
As a leading Layer-1 (L1) public blockchain, XDC network has attrated many enterprise and institutional customers. Besides the high performance and high security that XDC already offers, these customers also demand privacy, meaning that their transactions and ledger should not be disclosed to the public. This requirement prohibits them from directly submitting transactions to XDC. Instead, they should only checkpoint snapshots of their ledger to XDC in order to extract XDC's security.
The architecture consists of the following four main components owned by the customer: