What makes a SKALE Chain?

SKALE Chains are powered by 16 out of more than 150 nodes run by over 40 SKALE Network validators. Each SKALE Chain is secured by Proof-of-Stake from the validator and delegator communities.
Every node in the SKALE Network dynamically supplies containerized Web3 compute resources that work in concert with other nodes. A SKALE Chain involves 16 randomly chosen nodes that each run a containerized network client with EVM (skaled). All 16 of these skaled containers broadcast network messages, share transactions and blocks, and other cryptographic data with each other. Think of these containers as powerful instances of an Ethereum network, receiving Web3 transactional messages from clients and end-users, organizing them into blocks using an ultra-fast mathematically proven consensus called Asynchronous Binary Byzantine Agreement.