Rust Consensus

Open-source Rust projects categorized as Consensus

Top 11 Rust Consensu Projects

  • tikv

    Distributed transactional key-value database, originally created to complement TiDB

    Project mention: Can anyone recommend tikv nosql database | | 2023-01-13
  • cita

    A high performance blockchain kernel for enterprise users.

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  • little-raft

    The lightest distributed consensus library. Run your own replicated state machine! ❤️

    Project mention: Show /r/rust: Viewstamped Replication for Rust | | 2022-10-30

    My perspective is that VSR seems much more easier to grasp than Raft based on reading and contributing to Ilya Andreev's Little Raft. The selection of primary replica ("leader election" in Raft), for example, is dead-simple in VSR (you maintain a deterministic order of nodes and round-robin). Also, VSR seems to do a better job at decoupling the different scenarios at protocol level (backup fell behind, crashed, etc.) whereas in Raft the AppendEntries is a big hammer that does everything. I have very little experience on Paxos so can't really compare it to VSR.

  • hbbft

    An implementation of the paper "Honey Badger of BFT Protocols" in Rust. This is a modular library of consensus.

  • anoma

    Reference implementation of the Anoma protocols in Rust.

    Project mention: Official /r/rust "Who's Hiring" thread for job-seekers and job-offerers [Rust 1.60] | | 2022-04-07

    COMPANY: Heliax (Project: Anoma)

  • paxakos

    Rust implementation of Paxos consensus algorithm

    Project mention: Paxakos: A Flexible Solution to Consensus | | 2022-05-24

    Paxakos is a Multi-Paxos implementation that aims to have a simple yet extensible core.

  • overlord

    Overlord consensus protocol. (by nervosnetwork)

  • InfluxDB

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  • taiga

    A framework for generalized shielded state transitions (by anoma)

    Project mention: Ask HN: Who is hiring? (October 2022) | | 2022-10-03

    Heliax | Multiple roles | REMOTE (+-2 hours from CEST ideal) | Full Time |

    Heliax is a public goods lab which was built on years of pioneering experience across distributed systems, programming language theory, and zero-knowledge cryptography. All our work is open-source. Examples of some of our projects are Namada (, a sovereign proof-of-stake blockchain; Juvix (, an experimental programming language; and Taiga (, a framework for generalized shielded state transitions.

    We are currently actively hiring for a number of positions, most notably Senior Rust Engineers, Senior Full Stack Engineers, and a Protocol Security Lead.

    For the Senior Rust Engineer position, we are looking for experienced Rust developers that are interested in applying novel research to create high-quality open-source technology and solve outstanding problems in the blockchain space. You'll be working on distributed ledger technology implemented in Rust, all the way up and down the stack from the P2P layer to consensus algorithms, smart contract systems, proof-of-stake incentive mechanisms, privacy-enhancing cryptographic components, and on-chain governance procedures.

    For the Senior Full Stack Engineer position, we are looking for either web developers with experience using TypeScript and other modern web frameworks or software developers who have experience with Rust. Some representative examples of features you’ll be working on in this role are: adding support for Ledger hardware wallet connectivity, support for generation and use of file-based keys, generation of shielded transactions using cryptographic libraries, display of any digital asset (including NFTs) and associated transaction history, and on-chain management of staking and governance. It's a plus if you've previously worked with WebAssembly.

    For the Protocol Security Lead, you'll be responsible for breaking protocols both in theory and practice in and outside the company, and assembling a team to help them do so. You'll receive a high degree of latitude and autonomy to prioritize tasks and search for the weakest links in complex systems in order to break them. The rough structure could be compared to Google Project Zero, but with a focus on cryptographic protocols & implementations instead of web technology writ large.

  • proof-of-history-explained

    code example for article: "proof of history explained" published on medium

  • AlephBFT

    Rust implementation of Aleph consensus protocol (by Cardinal-Cryptography)

    Project mention: Build my custom network | | 2022-09-23

    On the other hand, AlephBFT repo here is more like a library that Aleph Node uses. Here you can find a detailed documentation about how Node uses AlephBFT here:

  • politeia-rs

    Decred Politeia in Rust

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-01-13.

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What are some of the best open-source Consensu projects in Rust? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 tikv 12,563
2 cita 1,286
3 little-raft 368
4 hbbft 335
5 anoma 320
6 paxakos 82
7 overlord 72
8 taiga 43
9 proof-of-history-explained 43
10 AlephBFT 31
11 politeia-rs 1
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