:: FAQs


The Basics

What is a wiki?

A wiki is an online knowledge base that can be contributed to and edited by anyone.

What is RADIX.wiki?

RADIX.wiki is a knowledge and community hub for the Radix ecosystem. At present, the site contains several articles, ecosystem listings and a jobs board but as Radix grows, we will build a fully decentralized, permissionless knowledge base entirely hosted on Radix and managed by the community as a DAO. Eventually, the system will grow to rival Wikipedia with the addition of dynamic oracle data feeds, prediction markets, deliberation voting, and other collective intelligence mechanisms to verify information.

What are the benefits of a wiki?

  1. Being permissionless reduces the friction of contributing, which encourages people to share their knowledge and add value freely, rather than keep it to themselves.
  1. Having multiple editors allows for a diversity of perspectives that reflect the pluralistic reality of the world, rather than the limited perspective of a single individual.

Why Radix?

Radix is the only network with the performance and scalability to serve the $400tn financial system. Our working hypothesis is that all EVM chains are climbing the wrong hill. With its X’ian release in 2023, Radix will be a fully sharded network capable of true cross-shard atomic composability. Having 2^256 shards means that it also scales linearly with the number of validators. Written in Rust, the Radix Engine employs finite state machines that natively understand on-ledger assets and eliminate the majority of edge-case considerations inherent in Solidity. This makes it possible to replicate Uniswap in only 155 lines of code or build dApps like chess and Twitter that are not feasible on Ethereum. Ethereum took 2.5 years to hit 1m transactions per day and has hovered around that level ever since. Being 10x faster to develop on and ~1000x more performant, Radix is likely to surpass this number within only a few months and continue to grow. Read more in the article The Seven Seas of Liquidity.

How can I contribute?

  1. ✍️ EDIT - Share your knowledge / project.
  1. 📣 COMMENT - Questions, suggestions, etc.
  1. 💸 SPONSORSHIP - Enquiries via @RadixWiki.

How does editing work?

  1. Sign up for Notion here. It’s free and super useful for things like building a second brain.
  1. Click here, the link in the navbar (desktop) or main menu (mobile), then on ‘Edit’ in the top-right corner.
  1. Make any changes you wish. All edits are saved automatically.
  1. Wait for your changes to be published. This is done manually so please be patient. Ping us on Twitter @RadixWiki if you have been waiting a while.

Is $EXRD the same as $XRD?

$eXRD is a wrapped version of $XRD on Ethereum, which was created to aid distribution. Both versions are swappable 1:1 on Bitfinex.

Could Radix’s fixed shard space run out of addresses?

Theoretically yes, but practically no. Every possible Bitcoin address could fit into the Cerberus shardspace 79 billion billion billion times so it’s more likely that the universe will end before we run out of space. However, if the inconceivable does happen, then we could hard fork to a bigger one.

Which validator should I delegate to?

Radix’s official advice is the 5-by-5 rule: Spread your stake across 5 reliable validators that all have less than 5% of the total stake. A list of validators with their stake and uptime data can be found here: https://www.radixscan.io/ValidatorTable.shtml

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