GlossaryΒΆ

Below is a list of terms Insolar uses to designate its important concepts.

Cloud
Blockchain network under the same node membership policy.
Domain
Decentralized application (dApp) that governs access, consensus, mutability, and other capabilities for other dApps.
Dust
Auxiliary object or record; a log record stored within a sidechain.
Dustline
Removable Sideline for a Dust record.
Federation
Interconnected blockchain networks running on the Insolar platform.
Filament
Linked sequence of records.
Jet Drop
Block of a shardchain with adjoined blocks of relevant sidechains that keeps records produced at a specific Pulse.
Lifeline
Chain of records (Filaments) for a single object with relevant Sidelines, representing auxiliary information about the object.
Material Jet
Shardchain that keeps records of a subset of objects contained by a cloud; it is allocated nodes to store related records.
Node
Server that serves hardware capacity to a cloud.
Object
Smart contract, dApp, application object.
Pulse
Tick that opens up a new block.
Record
Similar to a transaction record; Insolar has a variety of record types.
Sideline
Sidechain (Filament) for auxiliary information, such as logs, etc.
Virtual Jet
Logical group of affined objects for allocating nodes to process requests related to these objects.