Holochain Glossary

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End-to-End Encryption

A pattern of interaction in which keys are only stored at endpoints and data can’t be decrypted between.


A record in a source chain recorded by the agent who controls that chain. Public entries are broadcast to the DHT. (see DHT).

Eventual Consistency

Distributed computing term. New data broadcast across an eventually consistent system may be temporarily inconsistent but is guaranteed to eventually become consistent. Holochain is eventually consistent. Consistency in Holochain does not mean global consensus but that each agent knows exactly what was asserted by whom and when. (see Consistency).


A unique instance of a Genome (see Genotype).